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Media, Politics and Penal Reform: Influencing Women's Punishment

Media, Politics and Penal Reform: Influencing Women's Punishment

This book examines the nature of relations between penal reform campaigners, journalists and policymakers at the crime-media nexus. While penal reformers have traditionally relied on the language of humanitarianism to influence the direction of policy, there remains an array of p... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781349844180
Barcode 9781349844180
Published 26 July 2018 by Palgrave Macmillan
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 1st ed. 2017
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Author(s) By Birkett, Gemma
Series Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology
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ISBN-13 9781349844180
ISBN-10 1349844187
Stock Out of stock
Status Publication Cancelled
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Imprint Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Date 26 July 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 1st ed. 2017
Edition 1st ed. 2017th
Author(s) By Birkett, Gemma
Series Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology
Category Media Studies
Crime & Criminology
Penology & Punishment
Juvenile Offenders
Number of Pages 205
Dimensions Width: 148mm
Height: 210mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Criminology, Women prisoners, Reformatories for women, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Penology, Reformatories for women
NBS Text Social Issues, Services & Welfare
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 365/.43
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

This book examines the nature of relations between penal reform campaigners, journalists and policymakers at the crime-media nexus. With a particular focus on women's penal policy, Birkett uncovers how reform strategies have augmented and developed under changing governments and the news media spotlight. While penal reformers have traditionally relied on the language of humanitarianism to influence the direction of policy, there remains an array of political and cultural sticking points. With a policy-focused orientation, this study provides a number of pragmatic and practical tips for those wishing to think more strategically about their ability to influence politicians, the media and the public. With unprecedented access to over thirty policy elites working around Westminster and Whitehall during the development of the Corston agenda (and beyond), this engaging and timely work exposes the triumphs and tribulations of such actors for the very first time.

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Author's Bio

Dr Gemma Birkett is Lecturer in Criminology at City, University of London, UK.

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