Behind Bars

Behind Bars : Readings on Prison Culture

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An insider's view of the prison experience.Seeking to answer the question "what is it really like to be a prison inmate?" Behind Bars: Readings on Incarcerated Life presents easily readable, timely and diverse overviews of many of the most critical aspects of correctional culture and life. The readings in the text are organized into broad categories that emphasize the range of major goals and tasks involved in prisons. Special attention is devoted to ensuring a diversity of views and a diversity of experiences in the issues and readings presented.show more

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  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 177.8 x 233.7 x 27.9mm | 839.16g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0131190725
  • 9780131190726

Table of contents

Part 1: Psychological Adaptations 1. Ambivalent Actions: Prison Strategies of First-Time, Short-Term InmatesSchmid and Jones (1993) Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 21(4): 439-463.2. Inmate Experiences and Psychological Well-BeingWooldredge (1999) Criminal Justice and Behavior, 26(2): 235-250.3. Women's Accounts of Their Prison Experience: A Retrospective View of Their Subjective Realities Pogrebin and Dodge (2001)4. Mental Health Issues in Long-Term Solitary and "Supermax" confinementHaney (2003) Crime & Delinquency, 49(1): 124-156. Part 2: Relationships Inside Prison 5. Effects of Organizational Change on Inmates' Status and the Inmate Code of Conduct Faulkner and Faulkner (1997) Journal of Crime and Justice, 20(1): 55-72.6. Descriptive Analysis of the Nature and Extent of Bullying Behavior in a Maximum-Security PrisonIreland and Ireland (2000) Aggressive Behavior, 26: 213-223.7. Exploring the Dynamics of Masturbation and Consensual Same-Sex Activity Within a Male Maximum Security PrisonHensley, Tewksbury and WrightJournal of Men's Studies, 10(1): 59-71. 8. The Changing Nature of Interpersonal Relationships in a Women's PrisonGreer (2000) The Prison Journal, 80(4): 442-468. Part 3: Relationships Outside Prison 9. It's a Family Affair: Incarcerated Women and Their FamiliesSharp and Marcus-Mendoza (2001) Women & Criminal Justice (12)4: 21-49.10. Affective State of Fathers in PrisonLanier (1993) Justice Quarterly, 10(1): 49-6511. Visiting Women in Prison: Who Visits and Who Cares?Casey-Acevedo and Bakken (2002)Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 34(3): 67-83. Part 4: Health Care and Substance Abuse 12. Practicing Penal Harm Medicine in the United States: Prisoners' Voices from JailVaughn and Smith (1999)Justice Quarterly (16)1: 175-231.13. Meeting the Health Care Needs of the New Woman Inmate: A National Survey of Prison PracticesYoung and Reviere (2001)Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 34(2): 31-48.14. Implications for Corrections of an Aging Prison PopulationMorton (2001)Corrections Management Quarterly, 5(1): 78-88.15. High Risk HIV Transmission Behavior in Prison and the Prison SubcultureKrebs (2002)The Prison Journal, 82(1): 19-49.16. Surviving in the Time Machine: Suicidal Prisoners and the Pains of Prison TimeMedlicott (1999)Time & Society, 8(2): 211-230.17. Drug Use in Prison: The Experience of Young OffendersCope (2000)Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 7(4): 355-366.18. Some `Em If You Got `Em: Cigarette Black Markets in U.S. Prisons and JailsLankenau (2001)The Prison Journal, 81(2): 142-161. Part 5: Programming 19. Opportunities Lost: The Consequences of Eliminating Pell Grant Eligibility for Correctional Education StudentsTewksbury, Erickson and TaylorJournal of Offender Rehabilitation, 31(1/2): 43-56.20. The Value of Religion in Prison: An Inmate PerspectiveClear, Hardyman, Stout, Lucken, and Dammer (2000)Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 16(1): 53-74.21. A National Survey of Group Psychotherapy Services in Correctional FacilitiesMorgan, Winterowd, and Ferrell (1999)Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 30(6): 600-606.22. Beyond Correctional Quackery-Professionalism and the Possibility of Effective TreatmentLatessa, Cullen, and Gendreau (2002)Federal Probation, 66(2): 43-49. Part 6: Institutional Violence 23. Straight Time: Inmates' Perceptions of Violence and Victimization in the Prison EnvironmentHemmens and Marquart (1999)Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 28(3/4): 1-21.24. Inmate Misconduct: A Test of Deprivation, Importation and Situational ModelsJiang, Shanhe, and Marianne Fisher-Giorlando (2002)The Prison Journal, 82(3): 335-358.25. An Overview of the Challenge of Prison GangsFleisher and Decker (2001)Corrections Management Quarterly, 5(1): 1-9.26. The Evolving Nature of Prison Argot and Sexual HierarchiesHensley, Wright, Tewksbury, and Castle (2003)The Prison Journal, 83(3): 289-300.27. Sexual Coercion Reported by Women in Three Midwestern PrisonsStruckman-Johnson and Struckman-Johnson (2002)The Journal of Sex Research, 39(3): 217-227.28. Prison Riots as Organizational Failures: A Managerial PerspectiveBoin and Van Duin (1995)The Prison Journal, 75(3): 537-379. Part 7: Media Portrayals 29. "All the News That's Fit to Print": A Content Analysis of the Correctional Debate in the New York TimesWelch, Weber, and Edwards (2000)The Prison Journal, 80(3): 245-264.30. Representations of Prison in the Nineties Hollywood Cinema: From Con Air to The Shawshank RedemptionO'Sullivan (2001)The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 40(4): 317-334.31. Media and Mayhem in Corrections: The Role of the Media in Prison RiotsMahan and Lawrence (1996)The Prison Journal, 76(4): 420-441. Part 8: Getting Out of Prison 32. Denial of Parole: An Inmate PerspectiveWest-Smith, Pogrebin, and Poole (2000)Federal Probation, 64(2): 3-10.33. Going Home, Staying Home: Integrating Prison Gang Members into the CommunityFleisher and Decker (2001)Corrections Management Quarterly, 5(1): 65-77.34. "Just Like Baking a Cake": Women Describe the Necessary Ingredients for Successful Reentry After IncarcerationO'Brien (2001)Families and Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services, 83(3): 287-295.show more

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