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Fiddler, Michael ORCID: 0000-0002-0695-6770 (2017) Panopticism. In: Brisman, Avi, Carrabine, Eamonn and South, Nigel, (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Criminological Theory and Concepts. Routledge Companions . Routledge, Florence, Kentucky, US, pp. 463-466. ISBN 978-1138819009

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Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Panopticism, panopticon, synopticism, post-Panoptical
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Law & Criminology (LAC)
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Crime, Law & (In)Security Research Group (CLS)
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