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Punishment and the Prison
Indian and International Perspectives

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Rani Dhavan Shankardass - Secretary General, Penal Reform and Justice Association, Gurgaon, India and President, Penal Reform International, London, UK


March 2000 | 500 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
While there are books on prison and others on punishment, there are few that relate these two important themes. That is the central purpose of this multi-disciplinary volume which connects prison practices with punishment theories in order to highlight the manner in which each society`s ethos and politico-cultural traditions are reflected in the way it punishes its wrongdoers.

M N Venkatachaliah
Foreword
Rani Dhavan Shankardass
Introduction
The Problems and Paradoxes of Punishment

 
 
PART ONE: DESCRIPTION AND PRESCRIPTION
V R Krishna Iyer
Justice in Prison
Remedial Jurisprudence and Versatile Criminology

 
Andrew Coyle
Prisons in a Modern Society
Sarita Sarangi
Reality and Reform in Tihar Central Jail
Hira Singh
Prison Administration in India
Contemporary Issues

 
Alvin J Bronstein
Punishment in Unequal Justice
America's Prison Industry

 
Rod Morgan
The Proper Use of Imprisonment
Henry Brooke
Prison as Seen by an English Judge
Rajindar Sachar
Sentencing
Choices and Dilemmas for a Judge

 
Pushpa Kapila Hingorani
The Problem of Undertrials - I
Hussainara Khatoon and Public Interest Litigation

 
Mukul Mudgal
The Problem of Undertrials - II
Kadriya Pahadiya and Juvenile Justice

 
Vijay Karan and Ved Marwah
Police, Crime and Punishment
Indian Predicaments

 
Paddington Garwe and Andrew Msengezi
Exploring Non-Custodial Punishments
Zimbabwe's Community Service Scheme

 
 
PART TWO: DISCOURSE AND ANALYSIS
Rajeev Dhavan
Kill Them for Their Bad Verses
On Criminal Law and Punishment in India

 
Upendra Baxi
Bringing Judas to the Last Supper? The Tasks of Republican Criminology in Service of Globalization
Ujjwal Kumar Singh
Political Prisoners and the Prison System
Colonial Purposes and Praxiological Problems

 
Rani Dhavan Shankardass
Women, Crime and Jail Justice
Theoretical Formulations and Indian Realities

 
Vivien Stern
Alternatives to Prisons
Reflections and Experiences

 
Rani Dhavan Shankardass
Conclusion: The Punishment of Crime or the Crime of Punishment
 
Appendix
 
Index

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