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The project of interpreting contemporary forms of punishment means exploring the social, political, economic, and historical conditions in the society in which those forms arise. The SAGE Handbook of Punishment and Society draws together this disparate and expansive field of punishment and society into one compelling new volume.
Chapter 7: Punishment and the Penal Field
Punishment and the Penal Field
Something is missing. Theoretical explanations of penal change and reproduction are powerful, yet they do not sufficiently explicate how macro-level, social-structural phenomena produce particular criminal punishment outcomes in particular places. The intervening mechanism or mechanisms that translate these ...