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Inter-war Penal Policy and Crime in England The Dartmoor Convict Prison Riot, 1932

Alyson Brown

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ISBN 10: 0230282180 / ISBN 13: 9780230282186
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Hardcover. 208 pages. Dimensions: 8.6in. x 5.5in. x 0.6in.One of the largest and most destructive prison riots in British history occurred in Dartmoor Convict Prison in 1932. Between 1932 and into the 1960s the Dartmoor mutiny was the most widely-known outbreak in British prison history. This was partly due to the attention it attracted but also to the notoriety attached to Dartmoor as holding offenders convicted of the most serious crimes. It was impossible for the prison authorities to deny the seriousness of the outbreak when smoke and flames could be seen for miles around billowing from buildings set alight by rioting convicts. Press reporters besieged Princetown, the village next to the prison, and a Daily Mirror airplane took dramatic photographs that helped to make this riot a national media event and one of the most dramatic stories of the 1930s. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780230282186

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Title: Inter-war Penal Policy and Crime in England ...

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Book Type: Hardcover

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An exploration of the 1932 prison riot in Dartmoor Convict Prison. One of the most notorious and destructive in English prison history, it received unprecedented public and media attention. This book examines the causes, events and consequences to shed new light on prison cultures and violence as well as penal policy and public attitudes.

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Alyson Brown is a Reader in History at Edge Hill University, UK. She has conducted extensive research into the history of crime and penal history. Her book, English Society and the Prison (2003) was well received and widely reviewed. She has also published numerous articles and chapters on this subject area.

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