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Evaluations of Violence Risk in Capital Sentencing

David DeMatteo, Daniel C. Murrie, Natalie M. Anumba, and Michael E. Keesler

in Forensic Mental Health Assessments in Death Penalty Cases

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195385809
eISBN:
9780199895311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385809.003.0027
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

The United States Supreme Court has consistently conveyed that the death penalty must be an individualized determination, and many states have concluded that a defendant’s potential for future ... More


Resistance and Violence: Power, Intimidation, and Control of Space

Kieran McEvoy

in Paramilitary Imprisonment in Northern Ireland: Resistance, Management, and Release

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299073
eISBN:
9780191685590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299073.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter considers the use of violence and related activities such as destruction or intimidation as a mechanism for resistance, a continuation of the violence outside the prison gates. It is ... 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


The Violence of the Supermax: Toward a Phenomenological Aesthetics of Prison Space

Adrian Switzer

in Death and Other Penalties: Philosophy in a Time of Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823265299
eISBN:
9780823266685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265299.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter addresses the problem of violence in Supermax prisons from a dual phenomenological and aesthetic perspective. A review of the sociological evidence on the relationship between ... More


Riot and Disorder at the Rock

Vivien M. L. Miller (ed.)

in Hard Labor and Hard Time: Florida's "Sunshine Prison" and Chain Gangs

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813039855
eISBN:
9780813043760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039855.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Raiford was considered a fairly stable prison in the early 1950s. Even so, it was more volatile, disorderly, and unstable than in previous decades, and acute overcrowding fuelled internal tensions as ... More


Fathering Through the Looking Glass

Timothy Black and Sky Keyes

in It's a Setup: Fathering from the Social and Economic Margins

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190062217
eISBN:
9780190062255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190062217.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

In this chapter, the authors look more closely at fathers’ lives on the streets, the ways in which the criminal justice system intersected with and shaped their lives, their experiences of relating ... More


Making the SHU Fit (for Purpose)

Ian O’Donnell

in Prisoners, Solitude, and Time

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199684489
eISBN:
9780191793653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684489.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The official goals of supermax include incapacitation, deterrence, and filtering out the ‘worst of the worst’ so that regimes for the remaining prisoners can be relaxed. There is little evidence that ... More


Of Dogs and Men: Violence and Personhood in Ancient Israel and in Contemporary Contexts

T. M. Lemos

in Violence and Personhood in Ancient Israel and Comparative Contexts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198784531
eISBN:
9780191827006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198784531.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This chapter summarizes the evidence from the previous chapters, making clear that the conception of personhood most widespread in ancient Israel was one closely tied to dominance. Only the ... More


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