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    The crisis of penal populism: prison legitimacy and its effects on women’s prisons in the UK

    Menis, Susanna (2018) The crisis of penal populism: prison legitimacy and its effects on women’s prisons in the UK. Forensic Research & Criminology International Journal 6 (6), pp. 484-489. ISSN 2469-2794.

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    Abstract

    Considering the closure of one of the oldest and infamous prisons in London, HM Holloway female prison, and the controversy which had followed the plan concerning the use of the land, this study provides a brief review of the penal policies affecting women’s prisons in the UK since the 1990s. The review draws attention to the problematic concept of penal populism and how the government has been using the prison system as a pawn in their political battleground. Therefore, it is argued that the failings in the prison system cannot be attributed solely to its nature, but it is also essential to consider the temperament of politics in this area.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Law
    Depositing User: Susy Menis
    Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2018 09:01
    Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 01:16
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/25486

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