The Prison Boundary: Between Society and Carceral Space by Jennifer Turner

By Jennifer Turner

This publication explores the belief of the legal boundary, picking out the place it's situated, which tactics and performances aid build and animate it, and who takes half in them. even though the connection among felony and non-prison has garnered educational curiosity from numerous disciplines within the final decade, the cultural functionality of the boundary has been principally missed. This e-book provides to the sphere via exploring the complexity of the fabric and symbolic connections that exist among society and carceral house.
Drawing on quite a number cultural examples together with governmental laws, penal tourism, prisoner paintings programmes and paintings via offenders, Jennifer Turner attends to the standard, practised manifestations and negotiations of the criminal boundary. The publication unearths how prisoners actively interact with lifestyles open air of felony and the way individuals of the general public may perhaps go the boundary to the interior. In doing so, it indicates the felony boundary to be a fancy patchwork of procedures, humans and components. The booklet may be of serious curiosity to students and upper-level scholars of criminology, carceral geography and cultural studies.

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In short, detention and imprisonment refer to human beings ‘held’ without consent by other human beings. Violence distinguishes these practices from more banal or irritating events. (Martin and Mitchelson 2009, 460) Following Martin and Mitchelson, I draw specific attention to regimes that are loosely termed ‘imprisonment’. Although references appear to Detention Centres or Secure Hospitals, The Prison Boundary does not seek to generate more nuanced understandings of the criminal system in relation to the incarceration of either foreign nationals or those detained under mental health issues.

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