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Prison bureaucracies in the United States, Mexico, India, and Honduras

Author: Brian Norris, (Sociologist)
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines how the form and function of prisons in the United States, Mexico, India, and Honduras differ, as evidenced by data gathered from interviews with 150 prison administrators in ten international trips. Despite many variations between the fifteen prisons and four systems in this study, they had strikingly similar long-term paths.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Norris, Brian (Sociologist) author.
Prison bureaucracies in the United States, Mexico, India, and Honduras.
Lanham : Lexington Books, [2018]
(DLC) 2017054188
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Norris, (Sociologist)
ISBN: 9781498532358 1498532357
OCLC Number: 1022075858
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Modern prison bureaucracies: monuments of a charitable disposition? --
Poverty among plenty : the need for more knowledge of modern prisons and global public administration --
The origins and structure of prison systems in Mexico and the US --
The origins and structure of prison systems in India and Honduras --
The mis-measure of prison performance --
A tyranny of the educated versus tudors resurgent : prisons in Mexico City and South Carolina --
Differences in bureaucratic performance in two Mexican prisons --
Indian prisons in Delhi and Telangana compared to la Tamara prison in Honduras --
On the meaning of prisons --
Appendix A: Prison staffs --
Appendix B: Messages on prison walls --
Appendix C: Selected prison wards (inmates) --
Appendix D: Security shifts --
Appendix E: Selected interviews --
Glossary --
Bibliography --
Index --
About the author.
Responsibility: Brian Norris.

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