Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the PrisonBy Michel Foucault
- Author: Michel Foucault
- Binding: Paperback
- Published: 1979-01-12
In this brilliant study, one of the most influential philosophers alive sweeps aside centuries of sterile debate about prison reform and gives a highly provocative account of how penal institutions and the power to punish became a part of our lives. Foucault explains the alleged failures of the modern prison by showing how the very concern with rehabilitation encourages and refines criminal activity.