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    The New Penology

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    Stanley Cohen: The Fishing Net (Totally Administered Society) Control mechanisms (police, welfare, MI, etc) constantly sweeping through society, catching, processing (tagging, labeling) and recycling populations (Spitzer) "The New Penology": "One reason for the new penology is a revision in the concept of poverty. Terms like the "underclass" are now used to describe large portions of the population who are locked into an inescapable cycle of poverty and despair. Criminal justice managers (emphasis added)

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    Imprisonment and Social Control

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    to consider the new penology. Therefore, it needs to be clear what the new penology is. The new penology is said, not to be about punishing individuals or about rehabilitating them, but about identifying and managing unruly groups in society. It is concerned with the managerial processes, not the individual’s behaviour or even community organisation. All in all, its goal is to make crime tolerable, not to eliminate it entirely. (Feeley, M and Simon, J). Therefore the New Penology is not about the reform

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    Criminology and Penology began to change in the late 1800s. Starting with the meeting of the National Prison Association in Cincinnati, Ohio during 1870, many new reforms began to make sweeping changes in the world of corrections (Mays & Winfree, 2009). One of these reforms was the ideal that prison inmates could be rehabilitated, and prepared to rejoin society, if the underlying causes of their criminal behavior could be corrected. This brought about the medical model of corrections, and this model

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    Prison Reform “…regarded it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison” (Hawthorne). This quote from The Scarlet Letter is actually true. Prisons were among the first buildings built among colonization. The prisons were not for punishment- that was usually done publicly. Punishments fell into the four categories of fines, public shame, physical chastisement, and death. These prisons were usually

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    The Death Penalty is cruel and unusual, however we still give constitutional acceptance to the federal system. It presents “a relic of the earliest days of penology, when slavery, branding, and other corporal punishments were commonplace. Like those other barbaric practices, executions have no place in civilized society.”(1) It is wrong to advocate the the use of the capital punishment when numerous options are available to those in need of rehabilitation. Three of the most prominent problems with

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    Father of Rational Choice: Cesare Baccaria

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    On crime and Punishment (Major work) Beccarria’s avant grade treaties “On Crime and Punishment’’ published anonymously in 1764, laid out the groundwork for the modern western criminal justice system. His essay touched on many topics such as penology, social reform... ... middle of paper ... ...ne may conclude that Cesare Beccaria’s work has had a direct and lasting impact on our criminal justice system.Lastly, His principles for the structure of the criminal justice system, legal procedure

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    growing emphasis based on managing risks by way of actuarial methods and controlling incapacitation as opposed to physical torture of the individual. During the 1970s there was a new form of control based on surveillance and risk classification , a new penology. (Harcourt, 2010). Certainly the need for physical punishment has declined with the gradual bureaucratization of penal policy. Punishment is not collectively justified by all as there will certainly be disagreements. In particularly in terms of

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    Introduction The topic to be analyzed is rehabilitation in prisons. Up until about the eighteen-hundreds prisons believed in the rehabilitation ideal. After that the idea that sprung forward was strict and harsh punishment, and because people in poverty increased crime increased with it. People bought into the idea that prisons should be a living hell as a deterrence to keep people from committing crime. In some places they would put prisoners in solitary confinement for long periods of time to think

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    The topic to be analyzed is rehabilitation in prisons. Up until about the eighteen-hundreds prisons believed in the rehabilitation ideals. After that, the idea that sprung forward was strict and harsh punishment, and because people in poverty increased, crime increased with it. People bought into the idea that prisons should be a living hell as a deterrence to keep people from committing crime. In some places they would put prisoners in solitary confinement for long periods of time to think about

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    carrying out prison reforms as well as their timely implementations include the various state administrators or agencies, sovereign head of states (kings, queens), the immediate surrounding community members, advocates for human rights and experts in penology . Moreover, the non-governmental organizations, human right advocates, and other community based organizations are a prerequisite to the attainment of a substantial development in the reforms of the prisons in a given state or country. What should

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