Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Prison ministry and balancing philosophies of justice: History and case studies
by Morrissette, William J., Ph.D., Salve Regina University, 2010, 274; 3436837
Abstract (Summary)

By way of case studies and historical analysis, this dissertation explores the early penitentiary design implemented at Sing Sing, Auburn and Eastern State penitentiaries with particular emphasis on the role of prison ministry and the application of justice philosophies. Modern day penal systems are struggling with uncontrollable growth and associated burdens on societal resources that have not necessarily correlated with improved rehabilitation of criminal offenders and/or safer communities. This paper offers a new theory relative to the development of criminal justice systems over the past 150 years and the degree to which technological self perpetuation and prison ministry impact a balanced application of justice philosophies and by extension, the successful transformation and restoration of criminal offenders.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Cowdin, Daniel
School: Salve Regina University
School Location: United States -- Rhode Island
Source: DAI-A 72/01, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Religion, Philosophy, Criminology
Keywords: Penitentaries, Prison ministries, Rehabilitation
Publication Number: 3436837
ISBN: 978-1-124-35974-8
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