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Prisons: security, rehabilitation and humanity

David Faulkner and Ros Burnett

in Where Next For Criminal Justice?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847428929
eISBN:
9781447305569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428929.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter reviews the social and political context in which English and Welsh prisons now operate, the effect of successive reforms of management and reorganisation, and the culture and attitudes ... More


Introduction

Charlotte Bedford

in Making Waves Behind Bars: The Prison Radio Association

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781529203363
eISBN:
9781529203516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529203363.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This introductory chapter discusses the process through which relatively small-scale media activism, based on prisoners' rights, came to be an intrinsic part of prison culture in the UK, playing a ... More


Searching for Safety through Prison Capital

Barbara Owen, James Wells, and Joycelyn Pollock

in In Search of Safety: Confronting Inequality in Women's Imprisonment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520288713
eISBN:
9780520963566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288713.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Women’s prison culture reflects gendered inequalities inside, mediating these inequities by mapping cultural routes toward survival and safety. At same time, this culture (the mix) creating the ... More


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


Islam in Prison

Mark S. Hamm

in The Spectacular Few: Prisoner Radicalization and the Evolving Terrorist Threat

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814725443
eISBN:
9780814724071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814725443.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter traces the emergence and political role of Islam in American prisons, as well as the intersections between race and religion, beginning with Noble Drew Ali's revolutionary Moorish ... More


The New Barbarians

Mark S. Hamm

in The Spectacular Few: Prisoner Radicalization and the Evolving Terrorist Threat

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814725443
eISBN:
9780814724071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814725443.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter presents new perspectives on the role of inmate leadership in radicalizing prisoners. Central to this notion is the process of prisonization—or “the taking on in greater or less degree ... More


What Is Punishment For?

Robert A. Ferguson

in Metamorphosis: How to Transform Punishment in America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300230833
eISBN:
9780300235296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300230833.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter discusses how Gresham Sykes, a pioneer in criminology, recognized most of what was wrong with the language of punishment. Many applauded his insights, and his book The Society of ... More


Kings, Warriors, Magicians, and Lovers: Prison Theater and Alternative Performances of Masculinity

Jonathan Shailor

in Working for Justice: A Handbook of Prison Education and Activism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037702
eISBN:
9780252094965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037702.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter illustrates how theater helps imprisoned men explore new modes of self-actualization. Recognizing that “bad masculinity” drives much of the violence in the American prison culture, it ... More


Into the “Belly of the Beast”

Andrew Johnson

in If I Give My Soul: Faith Behind Bars in Rio de Janeiro

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190238988
eISBN:
9780190239015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190238988.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

I started the research by spending two weeks inside of prison in Brazil as an “inmate.” I ate the same food, lived in the same cells, and participated in the same daily routines as the rest of the ... More


Hypocrisy: The Tales and Realities of Drug Detainees in China

Vincent Shing Cheng

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9789888455683
eISBN:
9789888455645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455683.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Although the official propaganda surrounding the drug detainees in China is that of helping, educating, and saving them from their drug habits and the drug dealers who lure them into drug abuse, it ... More


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