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Time and Confinement: Towards a Common Sense of Socio‐temporality in a Special Hospital

Mark Chandley (Ashworth Hospital, Manchester Metropolitan University)

The British Journal of Forensic Practice

ISSN: 1463-6646

Article publication date: 1 June 2000

Abstract

Special hospitals are notorious for their social isolation. In this sense they are not unlike tribal societies. These hospitals, like their tribal counterparts, are ripe for local time reckoning to emerge. A previous study that focussed on tribal societies is used here to illustrate socio‐temporal issues ‐ primarily because of their social isolation, which is comparable with the isolation from wider society of the special hospital, a factor that is essential for local time reckoning to emerge at any significant level.

Citation

Chandley, M. (2000), "Time and Confinement: Towards a Common Sense of Socio‐temporality in a Special Hospital", The British Journal of Forensic Practice, Vol. 2 No. 2, pp. 30-37. https://doi.org/10.1108/14636646200000015

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