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Prison crowding : a psychological perspective

Author: Paul B Paulus; Verne C Cox; Garvin McCain
Publisher: New York : Springer-Verlag, ©1988.
Series: Research in criminology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Prison Crowding: A Psychological Perspective provides an overview of current research on the impact of prison crowding on inmates. The book focuses on the personal, social, and environmental factors which contribute to stress in crowded prisons. The main contribution of this book is the presentation of results from a large-scale project on the deleterious effects of crowding in a wide variety of prisons and jails in  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Paulus, Paul B.
Prison crowding.
New York : Springer-Verlag, ©1988
(OCoLC)570854969
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul B Paulus; Verne C Cox; Garvin McCain
ISBN: 0387966501 9780387966502 3540966501 9783540966500
OCLC Number: 16924425
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: x, 115 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Series Title: Research in criminology.
Responsibility: Paul B. Paulus with the collaboration of Verne C. Cox and Garvin McCain.
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Prison Crowding: A Psychological Perspective provides an overview of current research on the impact of prison crowding on inmates. The book focuses on the personal, social, and environmental factors which contribute to stress in crowded prisons. The main contribution of this book is the presentation of results from a large-scale project on the deleterious effects of crowding in a wide variety of prisons and jails in the United States. A comprehensive, theoretical model is presented to account for the range of findings from this important study, and practical implications for prison design and management are developed. This book in the series Research in Criminology reviews and analyzes the environmental and psychological aspects of one of the most pressing problems in corrections and penal reform.

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