Discipline and Punish The Birth of the Prison
Michel Foucault
Contributed by Cassie Hegg
Overview
Author
Michel Foucault
Year Published
1975
Type
Non-fiction
Genre
History
About the Title

The title refers to the rise of the modern prison system as a replacement for older forms of penal justice. Foucault describes this system as designed not only to punish crime but also to discipline offenders by changing their behavior.

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