Punishment and Welfare: A History of Penal Strategies

First published in 1985, this classic of law and society scholarship continues to shape the research agenda of today's sociology of punishment. 'Punishment and Welfare' explores the relation of punishment to politics, the historical formation and development of criminology, and the way in which penal reform grew out of the complex set of political projects that founded the modern welfare state. More

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About David Garland

David Garland is the Arthur T. Vanderbilt Professor of Law and Professor of Sociology at New York University and a Professorial Fellow at Edinburgh University School of Law. He is the author of several books in the sociology of punishment, including the recent book, The Welfare State: A Very Short Introduction (2016).

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