The Inmate Prison Experience

The Inmate Prison Experience

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For advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in corrections. This collection brings together some of the best and most relevant research currently available on the prison experience. The inmate prison experience examines issues such as violence, race relations, gender issues, gangs and more, providing a comprehensive examination of the experience of prison inmates and how prison affects more

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  • Paperback | 344 pages
  • 178 x 230 x 18mm | 498.96g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0131123459
  • 9780131123458

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"Unique ... enticing and fresh, generating a more relevant approach to the subject" - Ron G. Iacovetta, Wichita State University "Well written ... [I am] unaware of a corrections text which so thoroughly covers the subject matter..." - Robert Rogers, Middle Tennessee State Universityshow more

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This book deals with a subject that is most timelythe United States today incarcerates more people than any other industrialized country in the world. The incarceration rate is growing rapidly, and minorities are disproportionately represented among correctional populations. This book provides a comprehensive examination of who the inmates are and what prison does to them, and places it in a historical context with the use of both recent and older research on the subject. This collection of articles deals with one component of correctionsthe inmate prison experience. By "inmate prison experience" the authors mean the impact of prison on inmates. How does living in prison affect people? This book is intended to serve as a reader for courses in corrections. It is comprised of selected articles, all of which focus on how inmates adjust to prison, and the factors, which influence this adjustment. "show more

About Craig Hemmens

Mary K. Stohr is an Associate Professor and the Chair in the Department of Criminal Justice Administration at Boise State University. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from Washington State University. She has an abiding interest in the nature and operation of correctional institutions and her research and teaching has generally been focused in that direction. Craig Hemmens is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice Administration at Boise State University. He holds a J.D. from North Carolina Central University School of Law and a Ph.D. in criminal justice from Sam Houston State University. He has conducted research on the attitudes of prison inmates and staff, and on the operation of prison drug treatment more

Table of contents

I. INMATE ADJUSTMENT TO PRISON. 1. Thieves, Convicts and the Inmate Culture. 2. The Meaning of Punishment: Inmates' Orientation to the Prison Experience. 3. Is Incarceration Really Worse? Analysis of Offenders' Preferences for Prison Over Probation. 4. Self-Esteem, Depression, and Anxiety Evidenced by a Prison Inmate Sample: Interrelationships and Consequences for Prison Programming. II. INDIVIDUAL ADJUSTMENT FACTORS. 5. Race and Economic Marginality in Explaining Prison Adjustment. 6. Age and Adjustment to Prison: Interactions with Attitudes and Anxiety. 7. Victimization in Prisons: A Study of Factors Related to the General Well-Being of Youthful Inmates. 8. Friend or Foe? Race, Age, and Inmate Perceptions of Inmate-Staff Relations. 9. The Mix: The Culture of Imprisoned Women. III. INSTITUTIONAL ADJUSTMENT FACTORS. 10. Explaining Variation in Perceptions of Inmate Crowding. 11. Fear and Loathing in the Joint: The Impact of Race and Age on Inmate Support for Prison AIDS policies. 12. Personal Precautions to Violence in Prison. 13. The Organizational Structure of Prison Gangs: A Texas Case Study. 14. Ultramasculine Prison Environments and Inmates' Adjustment: It's Time to Move Beyond the "Boys Will Be Boys" Paradigm. IV. SOCIETAL ADJUSTMENT FACTORS. 15. All the Women in the Maryland State Penitentiary: 1812-1869. 16. Justice for All? Offenders with Mental Retardation and the California Corrections System. 17. Collateral Costs of Imprisonment for Women: Complications of Reintegration. 18. A Large-Scale Multidimensional Test of the Effect of Prison Education Programs on Offenders' Behavior. 19. Three-Year Reincarceration Outcomes for In-Prison Therapeutic Community Treatment in more