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John Howard and the Origins of the Panopticon

Janet Semple

in Bentham's Prison: A Study of the Panopticon Penitentiary

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198273875
eISBN:
9780191684074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273875.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses the similarity between the Penitentiary Act of 1779, drafted by English prison reformist John Howard, and Jeremy Bentham's panopticon. The Act and the panopticon both ... More


Quakers: Elizabeth Fry and ‘Reading’

Timothy Larsen

in A People of One Book: The Bible and the Victorians

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199570096
eISBN:
9780191725661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570096.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Biblical Studies

A Quaker minister, Elizabeth Fry is famous for her work as a prison reformer. Central to this work, however, was scriptural reading as a key component in the rehabilitation of prisoners. For Fry, the ... More


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