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The definition of punishment in America has been subjected to a variety of changes and has served as the basis for much debate over the course of U.S. history. Just how far the reach of penal authority should extend, and exactly what limits to it should be imposed, are questions explored here by sociologist Dr. Mark Colvin, who has extensive experience working in penitentiaries and correction agencies.
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Mark Colvin is Associate Professor of Sociology at George Mason University.
“In its attempt to delineate the ways that prisons have been shaped by broad social factors, the book has a truly worthy and appropriate purpose.” —The Journal of American History
“. . . a readable, concise history of punishment and penal institutions in the 19th-century United States.” —American Historical Review
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