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Author Morris, Norval, 1923-2004.
Title Maconochie's gentlemen : the story of Norfolk Island & the roots of modern prison reform / Norval Morris.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.

Author Morris, Norval, 1923-2004.
Series Studies in crime and public policy.
Studies in crime and public policy.
Subject Maconochie, Alexander, 1787-1860.
Penal colonies -- Norfolk Island -- History.
Penal colonies -- Great Britain -- History.
Prison reformers -- Norfolk Island -- Biography.
Norfolk Island -- History.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 213 pages) : illustrations, maps.
polychrome rdacc
Note Print version record.
Contents Acknowledgments; Author's Note; About the Author; Maps; Part 1 Norfolk Island, 1840-1844; Part 2 Maconochie and Norfolk Island after 1844; Part 3 Why Do Prison Conditions Matter?; Part 4 Contemporary Lessons from Maconochie's Experiment; Fixed or Indeterminate Sentences and "Good Time"; Graduated Release Procedures and Aftercare; "The Worst of the Worst"; Punishment and the Mentally Ill; Deterrence, Rehabilitation, and Prison Conditions.
Summary In 1840, Alexander Maconochie, a retired naval captain, became superintendent of two thousand twice-convicted prisoners on Norfolk Island, a thousand miles off the coast of Australia. He transformed the brutal convict settlements into a controlled, stable, and productive environment. This book offers an account of this pioneer in penal reform.
ISBN 0195169123
0195146077 (alk. paper)
9780195146073 (alk. paper)
1602567131 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9781602567139 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9780198033387 (electronic bk.)
0198033389 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 80242825
Additional Format Print version: Morris, Norval, 1923-2004. Maconochie's gentlemen. New York : Oxford University Press, 2002 (DLC) 2001021377.

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