Problems of long-term imprisonment


Author: A. E. Bottoms,Roy Light,University of Cambridge. Institute of Criminology
Publisher: Gower Pub Co
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
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Long-Term Imprisonment


Author: Timothy J. Flanagan
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0803970331
Category: Social Science
Page: 262
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The use of long-term imprisonment as a response to crime, the effects of long-term incarceration and the strategies used by inmates to adjust to confinement are the focus of this volume. The book explores the prison experience from the male and the female perspective and discusses the correctional management challenges posed by long-term incarceration. Comprising a set of articles originally published in The Prison Journal the book is complemented by research reports, an analysis of long-term inmates confined in United States and Canadian prisons, and essays written by long-term prisoners.

Murderers and Life Imprisonment

Containment, Treatment, Safety and Risk
Author: Eric Cullen,Tim Newell
Publisher: Waterside Press
ISBN: 1872870562
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
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All about life imprisonment, the most severe sentence that can be passed in the UK and the ways in which the system tries to deal with dangerous and high-risk offenders - by a prison governor and psychologist with long experience of working with such people.

The Effects of Imprisonment


Author: Alison Liebling,Shadd Maruna
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134012462
Category: Social Science
Page: 512
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As the number of prisoners in the UK, USA and elsewhere continues to rise, so have concerns risen about the damaging short term and long term effects this has on prisoners. This book brings together a group of leading authorities in this field, both academics and practitioners, to address the complex issues this has raised, to assess the implications and results of research in this field, and to suggest ways of mitigating the often devastating personal and psychological consequences of imprisonment.

Proceedings


Author: Consejo de Europa
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789287140821
Category: Prison administration
Page: 166
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Issues in Criminology and Criminal Justice Research: 2013 Edition


Author: N.A
Publisher: ScholarlyEditions
ISBN: 1490106456
Category: Social Science
Page: 346
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Issues in Criminology and Criminal Justice Research: 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ book that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Criminology. The editors have built Issues in Criminology and Criminal Justice Research: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Criminology in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Criminology and Criminal Justice Research: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Prisons, Punishment and the Pursuit of Security


Author: Deborah Drake
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230282938
Category: Social Science
Page: 220
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Nation states around the globe are struggling with increasing concerns over human and global insecurity. Within this climate crime and criminal justice policies in many countries have become key areas of political focus, with the prison poised to play an important role in security strategies. This book problematises the persistent use of prisons and punishment and their role in pursuing higher levels of human security. Drawing on extensive, qualitative research in men's long-term, maximum-security prisons in England, questions are raised about the means by which security is pursued. The book argues against the use of severe sanctions as a means through which to calm public fears, achieve greater political legitimacy, and improve public security. By considering problems of security alongside those of long-term prisons, the book grapples with thorny and perennial problems associated with violence, vengeance and calls for punishment.

English Society and the Prison

Time, Culture, and Politics in the Development of the Modern Prison, 1850-1920
Author: Alyson Brown
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 9781843830177
Category: History
Page: 205
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Prison disturbances during the period reveal inadequacies of the practice and philosophy of custodial sentencing.

Prisoner Reentry in the Era of Mass Incarceration


Author: Daniel P. Mears,Joshua C. Cochran
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 148331670X
Category: Social Science
Page: 344
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Understanding and Improving Prisoner Reentry Outcomes Prisoner Reentry is an engaging and comprehensive examination of prisoner reentry and how to improve public safety, well-being, and justice in the “era of mass incarceration.” Renowned authors Daniel P. Mears and Joshua C. Cochran investigate historical trends in incarceration and punishment policy, the salience of in-prison and post-prison contexts and experiences for reentry, and the importance of understanding group differences in offending, punishment, and social context. Using extensive reliance on both theory and empirical research, the authors identify how reentry reflects criminal justice policy in America and, at the same time, has profound implications for crime prevention and justice. Readers will develop a diverse foundation for current policies, identify the implications of reentry for families, community, and society at large, and gain a conceptual and empirical toolkit for analyzing and improving the lives of those released from prison.

Handbook on Prisons


Author: Yvonne Jewkes,Ben Crewe,Jamie Bennett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317754557
Category: Social Science
Page: 756
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The second edition of the Handbook on Prisons provides a completely revised and updated collection of essays on a wide range of topics concerning prisons and imprisonment. Bringing together three of the leading prison scholars in the UK as editors, this new volume builds on the success of the first edition and reveals the range and depth of prison scholarship around the world. The Handbook contains chapters written not only by those who have established and developed prison research, but also features contributions from ex-prisoners, prison governors and ex-governors, prison inspectors and others who have worked with prisoners in a wide range of professional capacities. This second edition includes several completely new chapters on topics as diverse as prison design, technology in prisons, the high security estate, therapeutic communities, prisons and desistance, supermax and solitary confinement, plus a brand new section on international perspectives. The Handbook aims to convey the reality of imprisonment, and to reflect the main issues and debates surrounding prisons and prisoners, while also providing novel ways of thinking about familiar penal problems and enhancing our theoretical understanding of imprisonment. The Handbook on Prisons, Second edition is a key text for students taking courses in prisons, penology, criminal justice, criminology and related subjects, and is also an essential reference for academics and practitioners working in the prison service, or in related agencies, who need up-to-date knowledge of thinking on prisons and imprisonment.

Ideology, Crime and Criminal Justice


Author: Anthony Bottoms,Michael Tonry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135994269
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
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In this book six leading criminologists address the central issues of ideology, crime and criminal justice in a series of essays originally presented at a symposium held in honour of Sir Leon Radzinowicz in Cambridge in March 2001. This book is concerned with the key themes of the history of criminal justice, the history and development of criminological thought, and criminal justice policy. Each of the contributed chapters makes an original and important contribution to the development of the discipline of criminology. This book is valuable reading for anybody interested in the past and present of the discipline of criminology, explored through essays on morality, prisons, policing, criminal justice and penal policy.

Addicted to Incarceration

Corrections Policy and the Politics of Misinformation in the United States
Author: Travis C. Pratt
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483343413
Category: Social Science
Page: 176
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In Addicted to Incarceration, author Travis Pratt uses an evidence-based approach to explore the consequences of what he terms America's "addiction to incarceration," highlighting the scope of the problem, the nature of the political discussions surrounding criminal justice policy in general and corrections policy in particular, and the social cost of incarceration. Pratt demonstrates that the United States' addiction to incarceration has been fueled by American citizens' opinions about crime and punishment, the effectiveness of incarceration as a means of social control, and perhaps most important, by policies legitimized by faulty information (e.g.,fear of crime is objectively linked to victimization, petty offenders mature into violent predators, and persistent offending can be accurately predicted over the life course). Analyzing crime policies as they relate to crime rates and U.S. society's ability to both lower the crime rate and address the role of incarceration in preventing future crime, the book shows students how ineffective our rush to incarcerate has been in the last decade, as well as offering recommendations and insights into the future of this problem. Features Real world examples that put a human face on the issues open each chapter Race, ethnicity, and gender issues underlie all discussions and address key aspects of incarceration rates and crime trends The social costs of incarceration are explored, including the heightened inmate risk of personal victimization, incarceration's effect as a barrier to successful offender reintegration into society, and its role in exacerbating existing racial inequalities The final chapter contains conclusions and recommendations for future policy makers Written in an informal and accessible style, Addicted to Incarceration is appropriate for criminal justice policy or corrections courses at the undergraduate level and can also be used as a supplementary text in introductory criminal justice, criminology, and critical issues in criminal justice courses.

Prisons under protest


Author: Phil Scraton,Joe Sim,Paula Skidmore
Publisher: Open University
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 181
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