Fifty Years' 'Hard Labour' (A Personal Odyssey)

18 Pages Posted: 2 May 2007

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Herschel Prins

Loughborough University; University of Birmingham


This contribution is essentially a highly selective, personal and anecdotal account of some 55 years' experience of working in the criminal justice and forensic-psychiatric (mental health) fields. It makes no pretence of being an academic presentation; thus only a modest number of references are cited in the text. The article makes no attempt at being all-inclusive; for this reason it could be criticised for being somewhat idiosyncratic. Those seeking further information concerning some of the examples cited may care to consult the brief personal bibliography at the end of the text and the references.

Suggested Citation

Prins, Herschel, Fifty Years' 'Hard Labour' (A Personal Odyssey). Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, Vol. 46, No. 2, pp. 176-193, May 2007. Available at SSRN: or

Herschel Prins (Contact Author)

Loughborough University

Ashby Road
Nottingham NG1 4BU
United Kingdom

University of Birmingham

Birmingham B15 2TT, Birmingham B15 2TT
United Kingdom

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