Resolution of Prison Riots

Resolution of Prison Riots : Strategies and Policies

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The book uses eight diverse case studies of prison riots to explore how the outcomes were affected by policies, procedures, management, communications, and strategy immediately before, during, and after the riot. Exploring the results achieved by negotiation, by force, and by simply waiting, the authors illuminate the factors most important in controlling the costs of damage and human suffering that can result from increasingly common prison disturbances.
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  • Hardback | 232 pages
  • 159 x 241 x 18.5mm | 572.3g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 16 illus.
  • 0195093240
  • 9780195093247

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Using close-up studies of eight prison riots, Resolution of Prison Riots gives readers an inside view of what these events are like. The riots examined include those that grabbed national attention - one in which over 100 hostages were taken and held for 11 days - as well as lesser-known disturbances whose details are equally gripping. The book explores the conditions that precipitate disturbances, the course of events during the disturbances, and the aftermath and recovery on the part of the corrections agencies. At its heart, the book seeks to explain why and how these events occurred. Along the way, the authors explore issues related to conflict management, negotiations, the use of force, and strategies of administrative organization. The analysis offers practical and timely advice for those responsible for preventing and resolving large-scale disorders.
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"The value and significance of this volume rests upon the success of the authors in comparing disturbances to determine common and dissimilar themes that will inform readers about how to prevent and successfully resolve disturbances....the authors have successfully provided practical and sound advice for prison officials."-Corrections Management Quarterly " is destined to become a helpful and instructive guide for prison officials."-Health "Resolution of Prison Riots is an extension of a well-received work by Useem (States of Siege) and should be noted for the breadth of its coverage...Recommended for libraries serving departments of criminal justice, sociology, political science, or psychology."-Choice
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