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The History of Australian Corrections

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 254 pages
Author: S. O'Toole
Year: 2008
Other Data: b&w photos, sketches, bibliog, index
ISBN: 9780868409153

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Product Code: NSU006

Australia's convict era is well-recorded, however the justice and punishment systems that followed, as well as Australia's prison and correctional system have scarcely been documents - until now.

Beginning with the punishment system of the ancient world, Sean O'Toole investigates the birth of the modern prison, the transportation process, the convict era and finally the creation of Australia's various State and Territory prisons and community corrections systems.

The 'History of Australian Corrections':

  • represents the first national summary of the history of corrections and the first historical examination of Australia's correctional systems
  • consolidates the individual histories and common themes of each of Australia's state and territory correctional systems
  • provides valuable insights into how our system of justice has developed, as well as to the social trends and issues that shaped it
  • is a companion to histories of welfare organisations and other social welfare institutions

Australian correctional system timeline

Part 1: Key issues and themes
1. Punishment in the ancient world
2. The first prisons
3. The convict era
4. Alexander Maconochie and Norfolk Island
5. Early attempts at a system of law and order
6. The prison in the 19th century
7. The prison in the early 20th century
8. Prison architecture and design
9. The endless cycle of reform
10. Capital punishment
11. Imprisonment of women, the Indigenous, juveniles and the mentally ill
12. Community correction
13. Towards the future

Part 2: Development of corrections in Australian states and territories
14. New South Wales
15. Tasmania
16. Western Australia
17. South Australia
18. Victoria
19. Queensland
20. Northern Territory
21. Australian Capital Territory

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