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Forms of Constraint A HISTORY OF PRISON ARCHITECTURE by Norman Johnston



Forms of Constraint A HISTORY OF PRISON ARCHITECTURE by Norman Johnston

How social pressures have shaped prisons through history


Norman Johnston knows more about the history of prisons and prison architecture than anyone in the world. Forms of Constraint is a superb piece of scholarship, fascinating for laypersons and extraordinarily functional for architects and historians of penology. There is nothing like it anywhere else. Marvin E. Wolfgang, author of Collective Violence

About the Author

Norman Johnston, professor emeritus of sociology at Arcadia University, is the author of The Human Cage: A Brief History of Prison Architecture and other books.

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Publication date

29th December 2006


Norman Johnston

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University of Illinois Press


216 pages


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