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dc.contributor.authorBrangan, Louiseen_UK
dc.description.abstractFocusing on imprisonment in Scotland during the 1980s–1990s, and drawing on extensive archival research, documentary analysis and interviews with seven retired civil servants and prison governors, this article is the first to provide an historical and analytical account of Scottish penal exceptionalism. It is argued that although not being punitive in its penal transformation, Scotland cannot rightly be defined as a historically moderate and humane exception when it comes to its prison system. Instead it is shown how the Scottish power to imprison was modernized and made more civilized, allowing prison's inevitable pains to be denied and submerged.en_UK
dc.publisherOxford University Press (OUP)en_UK
dc.relationBrangan L (2019) Civilizing Imprisonment: The Limits of Scottish Penal Exceptionalism. British Journal of Criminology, 59 (4), pp. 780-799.
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dc.subjectBritish penal historyen_UK
dc.subjectprison policyen_UK
dc.subjectpenal transformationen_UK
dc.titleCivilizing Imprisonment: The Limits of Scottish Penal Exceptionalismen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargoreason[British Journal Criminology Revised Manuscript.pdf] Publisher requires embargo of 24 months after formal publication.en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleBritish Journal of Criminologyen_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.contributor.funderUniversity of Edinburghen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Edinburghen_UK
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