Bentham s Prison A Study of the Panopticon PenitentiaryBentham s Prison A Study of the Panopticon Penitentiary

Up to then it remained possible that a contract penitentiary would be built and that Jeremy Bentham would manage it. The triumph of Howard's ideas was not preordained. This chapter will discuss why the panopticon failed; how the Press ...

Author: Janet Semple

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 9780191590818


Page: 354

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At the end of the eighteenth century, Jeremy Bentham devised a scheme for a prison that he called the panopticon. It soon became an obsession. For twenty years he tried to build it; in the end he failed, but the story of his attempt offers fascinating insights into both Bentham's complex character and the ideas of the period. Basing her analysis on hitherto unexamined manuscripts, Janet Semple chronicles Bentham's dealings with the politicians as he tried to put his plans into practice. She assesses the panopticon in the context of penal philosophy and eighteenth-century punishment and discusses it as an instrument of the modern technology of subjection as revealed and analysed by Foucault. Her entertainingly written study is full of drama: at times it is hilariously funny, at others it approaches tragedy. It illuminates a subject of immense historical importance and which is particularly relevant to modern controversies about penal policy.

Encyclopedia of American PrisonsEncyclopedia of American Prisons

Bentham's plans called for the Panopticon to be run by private contractors, who, as entrepreneurs, would develop capitalistic prison industries (similar to workhouses) whose proceeds would pay for the operation of the facility.

Author: Marilyn D. McShane

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135582708


Page: 902

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First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Encyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional FacilitiesEncyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilities

Panopticon prisons were planned in France and Ireland but were never built there either. The Western State Penitentiary, which opened in Pittsburgh in 1825, was modeled on Bentham's ideas, but it was ordered rebuilt after Bentham's ...

Author: Mary Bosworth

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761927310


Page: 1401

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This two-volume set aims to provide a critical overview of penal institutions within a historical and contemporary framework. The encyclopedia also contains biographies, articles describing important legal statutes, as well as detailed and authoritative descriptions of the major prisons in the United States.

Handbook on PrisonsHandbook on Prisons

Jeremy Bentham's panopticon The publication in 1791 of Bentham's plan for a penitentiary called the panopticon or inspection house was the precursor to a 20-year campaign for its adoption. As Ignatieff stresses (1978: 110), ...

Author: Yvonne Jewkes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781843921868


Page: 810

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This is an anthology of readings on the management and organization of the U.K. prison system, exploring a wide range of historical and contemporary issues relating to prisons, imprisonment and prison management, and likely future trends.

Bentham s an Introduction to the Principles of Morals and LegislationBentham s an Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation

Works of Bentham, Bowring, ed., I, 411. 12. ... Bentham's Panopticon prison proposal originally included confinement of individuals to separate cells. This, he thought, would prevent prisoners from harming each other, and the staff.

Author: Steven Sverdlik

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190089900


Page: 345

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Bentham's Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation is a foundational work of the utilitarian tradition in moral and political philosophy. In this comprehensive guide for philosophy students, Steven Sverdlik discusses the entire Introduction, highlighting its central claims and their relations to contemporary debates in areas such as moral and legal philosophy. The Guide emphasizes Bentham's original goal of introducing a utilitarian penal code. Sverdlik considers the chapters of Bentham's text sequentially, explaining and connecting the work's main themes. These are Bentham's fundamental moral assumptions--the principle of utility and his hedonistic theory of intrinsic value--on the one hand, and, on the other, his psychological theories about pleasure and pain, human motivation, decision-making, and action. Sverdlik explains the abstract psychological framework Bentham develops and how he applies it in the context of penal or criminal law. Bentham's psychological and moral theories form the groundwork of his treatment of the deterrence of potential offenders, the punishment of convicted offenders, and the criminalization of various types of behavior. By restating Bentham's thinking about these topics in contemporary philosophical terms, Sverdlik allows readers to see how it relates to current ideas about the proper goals of criminal justice systems.


Bentham (1789/1969) also proposed, in his Plan of Construction of a Panopticon Penitentiary House (although the funding of it was not signed off on by King George III), the building of a special type of prison. As per Bentham ...

Author: Mary K. Stohr

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781506365275


Page: 577

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Written by former practitioners who are experts in the field, Corrections: The Essentials, Third Edition, addresses the most important topics in corrections in a brief, yet comprehensive format. Authors Mary K. Stohr and Anthony Walsh introduce students to the history and development of correctional institutions, while offering a unique perspective on ethics and diversity. The Third Edition provides insights into the future of corrections as well as updated coverage of the most important issues impacting the field today. New to the Third Edition Updated and expanded coverage of ethical considerations, special populations, and the history of corrections provides students with the context for understanding policy decisions and their consequences, both past and present. More coverage on disparities in sentencing and drug courts encourages students to think critically about U.S. drug policies and the effectiveness of those policies. Additional content on federal procedures and private prisons shows real examples of private prisons, their profit motives, and the effect they have had on the correctional system. The most current data, facts, figures, and research are included throughout the book to provide students with insights into today’s world of corrections. A Complete Teaching & Learning Package Contact your rep to request a demo, explore bundling options, answer your questions, and find the perfect combination of tools and resources below to fit your unique course needs. SAGE Premium Video Included in the Interactive eBook! Corrections News Clips bring extra coverage of current events into the book, connecting brief 2 to 4 minute news clips to core chapter content. Learn more about SAGE Premium Video. Interactive eBook Your students save when you bundle the print version with the Interactive eBook (Bundle ISBN: 978-1-5443-2642-9), which includes access to SAGE Premium Video and other multimedia tools. Learn more about the Interactive eBook. SAGE coursepacks FREE! Easily import our quality instructor and student resource content into your school’s learning management system (LMS) and save time. Learn more about instructor resources. SAGE edge FREE online resources for students that make learning easier. See how your students benefit.

Persuasive TechnologyPersuasive Technology

The famous Panopticon building, 'the all-seeing place', was designed by Jeremy Bentham towards the end of the eighteenth century. It is a type of prison, also known as the 'Inspection House', whose construction enables an observer to ...

Author: Yvonne de Kort

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540770060


Page: 316

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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the Second International Conference on Persuasive Technology for Human Well-Being, PERSUASIVE 2007, held in Palo Alto, CA, USA, in April 2007. The 37 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions for inclusion in the book. The papers are organized in topical sections and cover a broad range of subjects.

Organization TheoryOrganization Theory

In Bentham's prison, a watch tower was placed in the middle, with prison cells in the shape of pieces of cake set all around (see Figure 7.3). From the tower, the prison guard could see all prisoners, but not all at the same time.

Author: Jesper Blomberg

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781529730265


Page: 336

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In Organization Theory: Management and Leadership Analysis, Jesper Blomberg explores the fields of organization theory and management, making sense of complex theories and encouraging critical thinking. The book analyses organizations through four theoretical frameworks, offering students a clear structure they can use to understand complex organizational issues: · the structural framework · the Human Resources framework · the power framework · the symbolic framework Each framework is explored by a chapter covering the basics, followed by a more advanced chapter so that students can deepen their understanding. A case study at the end of the book draws together theory and practice, giving students the opportunity to apply what they have learnt to a real management situation. This book is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying Organization Theory and Management. The book is complemented by a range of online resources including PowerPoint slides, an Instructor’s Manual and Testbank.

Constitutions and the ClassicsConstitutions and the Classics

Patterns of Constitutional Thought from Fortescue to Bentham Denis James Galligan. distribution of resources. ... 28 See J. E. Semple, Bentham's Prison: A Study of the Panopticon Penitentiary (Oxford: Clarendon, 1993), 149–52.

Author: Denis James Galligan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198714989


Page: 456

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Focusing on major political and legal theorists whose work on constitutional theory had a significant impact, this book unearths an untold story of the development of constitutional thought in the context of the broader political environment.

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of UtilitarianismThe Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism

substantial postscripts (Bentham, 1838–43, vol. ... possibilities of transportation and the existing prison system was under close scrutiny by John Howard and the nascent prison reform movement, Bentham believed panopticon prisons could ...

Author: James E. Crimmins

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350021686


Page: 608

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The idea of utility as a value, goal or principle in political, moral and economic life has a long and rich history. Now available in paperback, The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism captures the complex history and the multi-faceted character of utilitarianism, making it the first work of its kind to bring together all the various aspects of the tradition for comparative study. With more than 200 entries on the authors and texts recognised as having built the tradition of utilitarian thinking, it covers issues and critics that have arisen at every stage. There are entries on Plato, Epicurus, and Confucius and progenitors of the theory like John Gay and David Hume, together with political economists, legal scholars, historians and commentators. Cross-referenced throughout, each entry consists of an explanation of the topic, a bibliography of works and suggestions for further reading. Providing fresh juxtapositions of issues and arguments in utilitarian studies and written by a team of respected scholars, The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism is an authoritative and valuable resource.