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.
|Title of host publication||Punishment and Control in Historical Perspective|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|