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Imprisoned mothers in Victorian England, 1853–1900: Motherhood, identity and the convict prison (2018)
Journal Article
Johnston, H. (2018). Imprisoned mothers in Victorian England, 1853–1900: Motherhood, identity and the convict prison. Criminology & criminal Justice, 174889581875783. doi:10.1177/1748895818757833

This article explores the experiences of imprisoned mothers in the Victorian convict prison system. It argues that motherhood, of central importance to the ideals of Victorian femininity, was disrupted and fractured by women's long-term imprisonment... Read More

Female prisoners, aftercare and release : residential provision and support in late nineteenth century England (2015)
Journal Article
Johnston, H., & Turner, J. (in press). Female prisoners, aftercare and release : residential provision and support in late nineteenth century England. British journal of community justice : BJCJ, 13(3), (35-50). ISSN 1475-0279

This article examines the release and aftercare of female prisoners in England during the late nineteenth century. Primarily it seeks to illuminate the use of residential provision for women who had been released from both convict and local prisons,... Read More

Gendered prison work: female prison officers in the local prison system, 1877-1939 (2013)
Journal Article
Johnston, H. (2014). Gendered prison work: female prison officers in the local prison system, 1877-1939. Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 53(2), (193-212). doi:10.1111/hojo.12043. ISSN 0265-5527

This article examines the working lives of female prison officers between 1877 and 1939. It documents a relatively under-researched, but important, period in the history of women's imprisonment in England. In doing so it aims to uncover the working l... Read More

Counterblast: the perennial problem of short prison sentences (2013)
Journal Article
Johnston, H., & Godfrey, B. (2013). Counterblast: the perennial problem of short prison sentences. Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 52(4), (433-437). doi:10.1111/hojo.12030. ISSN 0265-5527

In the last three or four years there has been increasing attention on the use of short prison sentences and their effectiveness in the UK. This attention has focused on the continued evidence of high rates of recidivism for those who have served sho... Read More

The English Prison during the First and Second World Wars: Hidden Lived Experiences of War (2011)
Journal Article
Jewkes, Y., & Johnston, H. (2011). The English Prison during the First and Second World Wars: Hidden Lived Experiences of War

This article describes a research study in its earliest days.  Our primary reason for publishing so soon in the project's life is that we want to appeal for information or documentary material - including private diaries and journals, letters, s... Read More

‘Cavemen in an era of speed-of-light technology’ : historical and contemporary perspectives on communication within prisons (2009)
Journal Article
Jewkes, Y., & Johnston, H. (2009). ‘Cavemen in an era of speed-of-light technology’ : historical and contemporary perspectives on communication within prisons. Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 48(2), (132-143). doi:10.1111/j.1468-2311.2009.00559.x. ISSN 0265-5527

Many prisoners believe that the restricted access they have to computer-mediated communcation (CMC) technologies and, in particular, the almost total absence of computers and Internet access in prisons is a form of censure that renders them second-cl... Read More

Moral Guardians? Prison Officers, Prison Practice and Ambiguity in the Nineteenth Century (2008)
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Johnston, H. (2008). Moral Guardians? Prison Officers, Prison Practice and Ambiguity in the Nineteenth Century. Punishment and Control in Historical Perspective, 77 - 94. Palgrave Macmillan

This chapter is concerned with understanding the role and working lives of turnkeys, warders, prison officers between 1835 and 1877 period, and to examine this role within a broader understanding of the nature of local imprisonment at this time.&nbsp... Read More

'Reclaiming the criminal' : the role and training of prison officers in England, 1877-1914 (2008)
Journal Article
Johnston, H. (2008). 'Reclaiming the criminal' : the role and training of prison officers in England, 1877-1914. Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 47(3), (297-312). doi:10.1111/j.1468-2311.2008.00521.x. ISSN 0265-5527

This article examines the role and training of prison officers in England, between 1877 and 1914. It is concerned with the changing penal philosophies and practices of this period and how these were implemented in local prisons, and the duties of the... Read More