Social control works wonders

By David Biles
Updated April 18 2018 - 10:16pm, first published April 20 2012 - 3:00am

Sociologists rather than criminologists are the scholars who have pioneered the study of closed institutions such as prisons, asylums (now called mental hospitals), monasteries and nunneries, and they have produced some useful insights which have broader application in the world outside.

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