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A Germ of Goodness

Author: Shelley Bookspan

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 080321216X

Category: Law

Page: 150

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For most of the ninety-three years between 1851, when the California State Legislature faced the problem of what to do with criminals, until 1944, when it finally organized the state's four prisons into one adult penal system, the prisons at San Quentin and Folsom were the only places of incarceration for the state's felons. Bookspan traces the development of a system emphasizing deterrence and retribution to one receptive to reform and rehabilitation. ø "This is the story," writes Bookspan, "of the penury and personality struggle through which California developed a prison system to assess, and to address, individual needs while retaining its custodial institutions. It is a story of the West, even though eastern penology, with all of its overtones of moral duty, provided the language for prison reform. In a state where chaos preceded the assertion of normative rule, fear, not hope, formed the governing principle of penology. It is a story of America because true reform on an expanded sense of individual potential."
A Germ of Goodness
Language: en
Pages: 150
Authors: Shelley Bookspan
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991-01-01 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

For most of the ninety-three years between 1851, when the California State Legislature faced the problem of what to do with criminals, until 1944, when it finally organized the state's four prisons into one adult penal system, the prisons at San Quentin and Folsom were the only places of incarceration
The Toughest Beat
Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: Joshua Page
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-03-16 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

In America today, one in every hundred adults is behind bars. As our prison population has exploded, 'law and order' interest groups have also grown -- in numbers and political clout. In The Toughest Beat, Joshua Page argues in crisp, vivid prose that the Golden State's prison boom fueled the
Archetypal Dimensions of the Psyche
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Marie-Louise von Franz
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-02-16 - Publisher: Shambhala Publications

The chief disciple of C. G. Jung, analyst Marie-Louise von Franz uses her vast knowledge of the world of myths, fairy tales, visions, and dreams to examine expressions of the universal symbol of the Anthropos, or Cosmic Man—a universal archetype that embodies humanity's personal as well as collective identity. She
The Voice of Conscience
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Mika Ojakangas
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-18 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

In Western thought, it has been persistently assumed that in moral and political matters, people should rely on the inner voice of conscience rather than on external authorities, laws, and regulations. This volume investigates this concept, examining the development of the Western politics of conscience, from Socrates to the present,
A germ of goodness
Language: en
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Authors: Shelley Bookspan
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989 - Publisher:

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