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Prisons and prison life : costs and consequences

Author: Joycelyn M Pollock
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2013.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joycelyn M Pollock
ISBN: 9780199783250 019978325X
OCLC Number: 783520966
Description: xvii, 253 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Prisons : then and now --
The purpose and functions of prisons --
The Philadelphia and Auburn models --
1900-1950s --
1960-1980s --
New expectations --
Racial politics --
Drugs --
Young offenders --
the death of the Rehabilitative Era --
1980-today --
Prisons and politics --
2. Explaining incarceration --
The rise of imprisonment --
The United States compared to the world --
Comparing states' rates of incarceration --
Explaining the increase --
Crime --
Sentencing changes --
Increased "punitiveness" --
Increased parole revocations --
The "War on Drugs" --
The deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill --
The privatization of prisons --
3. The new Bastille --
The number and types of prisons --
Federal and State systems --
State prisons --
Overcrowding --
The Super-Max --
Private prisons --
Proponents and opponents of privatization --
Corrections Corporation of America and GEO Group --
Evaluations of private prisons --
Interstate transfer --
4. Prisoners --
The demographics of prisoners --
Race --
Age --
Medical/physical characteristics --
Education and employment histories --
Family --
Prisoners : yesterday and today --
Special populations --
Mentally ill --
Mentally handicapped --
Drug dependent offenders --
Classification --
Medical services --
5. Rehabilitation revisited --
The legacy of the Rehabilitative Era --
What is treatment? --
Recreation --
Education, vocational training, and industry --
Education --
Vocational training and industry --
Drug treatment --
Evaluating drug treatment --
Rehabilitative programs and the will to change --
Evaluations --
The will to change --
Evidence-based corrections. 6. Living in prison --
Prisoner subculture research --
Elements of the subculture --
Prison argot --
Inmate code --
The Black Market --
Race and gangs --
Prison violence --
Correlates of violence --
Economic violence --
Sexual violence --
Riots and collective violence --
Changes in prison violence --
Coping in the prison world --
7. Prisons for women --
Increasing numbers --
History of women's prisons --
Gendered pathways and gendered programming --
Pathways research --
Victimization --
Drugs --
Importance of relationships --
Pathways and classification --
Gender-specific programming --
Living in prison --
Violence --
Sexual relationships and sexual violence --
Sexual victimization by staff members --
Mothers in prison --
8. Prisoners' rights --
Causes of action and sources of rights --
The First Amendment --
Freedom of religion --
Freedom of speech and press --
Rights of association --
The Fourth Amendment --
The Eighth Amendment --
Medical care and rehabilitation --
Excessive use of force/other punishments --
Totality of circumstances --
The Fourteenth Amendment --
Access to courts --
Disciplinary proceedings --
Other deprivations --
9. Correctional staff and administration --
Correctional officers --
The changing role of the guard --
Correctional officers today --
"Structured conflict" --
The officer subculture --
Stress --
The Human Service Officer --
Violence --
Managing the prison --
Unionization --
Civil Service and workforce diversity --
Cross-sex supervision and sexual misconduct --
Corruption and unethical practices --
10. Release, reentry, and the future of prisons --
Reentry and recidivism --
Parole --
Civil liberties --
Barriers to success --
Envisioning the perfect prison --
The importance of justice --
Cutting back on prison --
The prison industrial complex --
Table of cases.
Responsibility: Joycelyn M. Pollock.

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