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Scenes from a Silent World - Or, Prisons and their Inmates (Paperback) Loot Price: R808
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Scenes from a Silent World - Or, Prisons and their Inmates (Paperback): Felicia Skene

Scenes from a Silent World - Or, Prisons and their Inmates (Paperback)

Felicia Skene

Series: Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, 19th Century

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Francis Scougal was one of the pseudonyms of Felicia Skene (1821 1899), a writer and philanthropist, who also wrote fiction and religious works. She was particularly noted for her work with 'fallen women' and in the campaign for penal reform. This 1889 work was the result of ten years prison-visiting at Oxford Gaol. She argues for greater emphasis on rehabilitation of prisoners: they will be bound to re-offend if they are treated inhumanly while imprisoned and as outcasts when released. She argues against mandatory sentencing, on the grounds that individual cases cannot be treated identically; and opposes capital punishment, both because miscarriages of justice are bound to occur at times, and also because it does not act as a deterrent. Her non-judgmental account is remarkably modern. For more information on this author, see http: //orlando.cambridge.org/public/svPeople?person_id=skenfe

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Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, 19th Century
Release date: October 2010
First published: October 2010
Authors: Felicia Skene
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 16mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 276
ISBN-13: 978-1-108-02191-3
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
LSN: 1-108-02191-3
Barcode: 9781108021913

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