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Panopticism In Prisons

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Michel Foucault, a famous philosopher, argued and defined ‘panopticism’ as this idea that being watched had a more successful impact on the actions one would perform. However, panoptic methods usually involved architectural structures, such as watchtowers (Allen) that create a sense of being watched. This method of monitoring, according to Foucault, was popular and most effective in prisons (193).
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