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THE SUDDEN DECLINE IN A COMMUNITY SERVICE ORDER PROGRAMME: A CRITIQUE OF THE PANOPTICAN THESIS

John Phyne (Sociology and Anthropology, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia)

International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy

ISSN: 0144-333X

Publication date: 1 January 1992

Abstract

Recently, the panoptican interpretation of social control has dominated discussions on decarceration. In particular, despite the dispersal of social control, community service order programmes administered within private correctional agencies have been interpreted as a contribution to state surveillance.

Citation

Phyne, J. (1992), "THE SUDDEN DECLINE IN A COMMUNITY SERVICE ORDER PROGRAMME: A CRITIQUE OF THE PANOPTICAN THESIS", International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 12 No. 1/2, pp. 77-94. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb013158

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