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The criminals of Lima and their worlds : the prison experience, 1850-1935

Author: Carlos Aguirre
Publisher: Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

The first major study of prison reform and the prison system in Peru and one of the few social histories of criminals and their world in Latin America.


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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carlos Aguirre
ISBN: 9780822386438 0822386437 0822334577 9780822334576 0822334690 9780822334699
OCLC Number: 1171739482
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 310 p. :) ill., map
Contents: Acknowledgments ixIntroduction 1I. Apprehending the Criminal 1. The Emergence of the Criminal Question (1850-1890) 172. The Science of the Criminal (1890-1930) 403. Policing and the Making of a Criminal Case 65II. Prisons and Prison Communities 4. Lima's Penal Archipelago 855. Faites, Rateros, and Disgraced Gentlemen: Lima's Male Prison Communities 110III. The World They Made Together 6. Daily Life in Prison-Part I: The Customary Order 1437. Daily Life in Prison-II: Prison Subcultures and Living Conditions 1648. Beyond the Customary Order 185Conclusion 213Appendix 223Notes 237Bibliography 277Index 297
Responsibility: Carlos Aguirre.


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