Prison Management, Prison Workers, and Prison Theory

Prison Management, Prison Workers, and Prison Theory : Alienation and Power

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Prison Management, Prison Workers, and Prison Theory develops a new conception of prison infrastructure, organization, and policy to explore how workers and administrators are essential in the development of culture and morality within the prison environment. Stephen C. McGuinn demonstrates that effective managers prioritize prison workers in order to meet external social demands of imprisonment and internal demands of daily operation. McGuinn argues that prison administrators need to unify prison staff under a new conception of the institution. The exploration of current power structures and their opportunities for improvement provides insight for those interested in criminology, criminal justice, prison theory and reform, policy studies, and labor studies.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 162 pages
  • 150 x 231 x 12mm | 249g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 15 Tables, unspecified
  • 0739194356
  • 9780739194355

Review quote

Not since the works of Clemmer, Sykes, and Glaser have we seen a book that so deftly builds a theory of prison effects and then submits it to a rigorous analysis. McGuinn's book provides an understanding of prisons and how to change their management so that they can better achieve their goals. This is a must read for all students of prisons but also for anyone who wants to understand and change them. -- Charles Wellford, Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland, College Parkshow more

About Stephen C. Mcguinn

Stephen C. McGuinn is assistant professor of criminal justice at Quinnipiac University.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Prison Management Chapter 3: Analytic Method Chapter 4: Power Adoptions in Coercive Environments Chapter 5: Alienation Chapter 6: Prison Theory Chapter 7: Conclusionshow more