By Laurie Throness

ISBN-10: 0754663922

ISBN-13: 9780754663928

How did the reformatory get its identify? Why did the English impose lengthy felony sentences? Did type and fiscal clash particularly lie on the center in their correctional approach? In a groundbreaking examine that demanding situations the assumptions of recent felony justice scholarship, Laurie Throness solutions many questions like those through exposing the deep theological roots of the judicial associations of eighteenth-century Britain. The publication bargains a scholarly account of the passage of the reformatory Act of 1779, combining meticulous consciousness to aspect with a sweeping theological evaluation of the century sooner than the Act. however it is not only an highbrow heritage. It tells a desirable tale of a broader non secular flow, and the folk and ideology that stimulated them to create a brand new establishment. The paintings is unique since it is predicated so thoroughly on unique assets. it really is mystical since it mingles heavenly with earthly justice. it's authoritative as a result of its explanatory strength. Its anecdotes and insights, poetry and music, offer interesting glimpses into one other period unusually frequent to our personal. Of distinctive curiosity to social and criminal historians, criminologists, and theologians, this paintings also will attract a much wider viewers of these who're attracted to Christianity's influence on Western tradition and institutions.

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