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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.
Series: e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Carlos Aguirre presents the first major study of prison reform & the prison system in Peru, & one of the few social histories of criminals & their world in Latin America.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Aguirre, Carlos, 1958-
Criminals of Lima and their worlds.
Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2004019864
Named Person: Lima
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carlos Aguirre
ISBN: 9780822386438 0822386437
OCLC Number: 226067882
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 310 pages) : illustrations, map
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction --
Part I. Apprehending the Criminal --
1. The Emergence of the Criminal Question (1850/1890) --
2. The Science of the Criminal (1890/1930) --
3. Policing and the Making of a Criminal Class --
Part II. Prisons and Prison Communities --
4. Lima's Penal Archipelago --
5. Faites, Rateros, and Disgraced Gentlemen: Lima's Male Prison Communities --
Part III. The World They Made Together --
6. Daily Life in Prison; I: The Customary Order --
7. Daily Life in Prison; II: Prison Subcultures and Living Conditions --
8. Beyond the Customary Order --
Series Title: e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Responsibility: Carlos Aguirre.
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