Discipline and Punish basically is about how people who were subjects of a sovereign became subjects of a new kind. The book is about how people originally controlled by overt monarchical authority came to be controlled by being changed as persons. The focus in Discipline and Punish is on lawbreakers, malefactors, and criminals—people apprehended and punished for contravening a sovereign's or society's laws. Later, in The History of Sexuality, Foucault generalizes his claims to cover everyone. But as suggested earlier, in Discipline and Punish application of genealogical analysis and the concept of power is to individuals whose actions are controlled in initially obvious ways. The subjects in question, then, are persons under the control of lawful authority, whether that authority is a monarch's sheriff or a contemporary penal system.