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Initiation Ceremony in Drug Detention

Vincent Shing Cheng

in Hypocrisy: The Tales and Realities of Drug Detainees in China

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9789888455683
eISBN:
9789888455645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455683.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter further examines former prisoners’ experiences in the early phase of their imprisonment. With the example of the prison culture of ‘initiation ceremonies’, it argues that prison ... More


Prison Authority and the ‘Inmate Elites’

Vincent Shing Cheng

in Hypocrisy: The Tales and Realities of Drug Detainees in China

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9789888455683
eISBN:
9789888455645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455683.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines former drug detainees’ experiences of everyday life in the prisons. I look specifically at the power relationship between the detention officers and the powerful inmates (whom I ... More


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