SM  Vol.4 No.2 , April 2014
The Rehabilitation Role of Punishment in Prisons in Italy. Theoretical Development and Sociological Considerations
Author(s) Maurizio Esposito*
ABSTRACT

This article deals with punishment and prisons, in particular, the rehabilitative role of punishment in Italian prisons. This role is herewith specified: On the one hand, by sociological considerations on punishment and prisons, based on the studies of Clemmer and Goffman; on the other hand, by international rules and the Italian legislation, dating back to the Reform of the Penitentiary Code 1975 and lastly, from a critical point of view. Generally speaking, the term rehabilitative model in this context means to restore solidarity with the socially recognized values, reconstructing the broken citizenship bond.


Cite this paper
Esposito, M. (2014) The Rehabilitation Role of Punishment in Prisons in Italy. Theoretical Development and Sociological Considerations. Sociology Mind, 4, 183-191. doi: 10.4236/sm.2014.42018.
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