Disorder Contained: Mental Breakdown and the Modern Prison in England and Ireland, 1840 – 1900
A major study into mental disorder in English and Irish prisons between 1840 and 1900, Disorder Contained investigates the relationship between prison regimes and mental distress, the complex role of prison medical officers in identifying and mediating mental illness and prisoners' experiences of mental breakdown.
Catherine Cox (University College Dublin); Hilary Marland (University of Warwick)
- Cambridge University Press
- 320 pages
- United Kingdom
- History of medicine