An honourable regime of truth? Foucault, psychiatry and English criminal justice

Tony Ward*

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Abstract

Psychiatry has played an important part in the history of punishment and social control over the last two centuries. It has contributed to shaping particular practices of punishment (Sim, 1990), to the development of ostensibly non-punitive forms of social control (Scull, 1993), and to the discourses and practices by which the boundary between punitive and non-punitive institutions, and penally responsible and non-responsible subjects, is defined. This chapter focuses on the last of those three roles.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPunishment and Control in Historical Perspective
PublisherPalgrave
Pages56-74
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9780230583443
ISBN (Print)9781349361809
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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