Incarcerating Criminals: Prisons and Jails in Social and Organizational Context / Edition 1

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Incarcerating Criminals places prisons and jails in the context of their social and organizational environments, examining these modern day correctional institutions and the issues and trends surrounding them. Selections provide historical and contemporary perspectives and data on the institutions themselves, their origins and development, and current controversies such as overcrowding, substance abuse treatment, and health care. Understanding why prisons are built when they are, where they are, and administered as they are requires students to appreciate the inextricable links between these institutions, the rest of the criminal justice system, and the social and political atmosphere that supports them. Incarcerating Criminals offers students a better understanding of the reasons for developing prisons and jails and the premises underlying contemporary correctional operations and crime control proposals. A special section focuses on specific inmate groups, from mentally ill offenders to those suffering from AIDS, to female inmates and gang members, to the correctional staff themselves. The concluding section examines the future of jails and prisons, including such current issues as privatization, risk management, and technological advances that affect corrections. Edited by three of the leading scholars in the field, Incarcerating Criminals is essential for advanced undergraduate and graduate level courses in criminal justice, criminology, sociology, and public policy, and for those individuals interested in learning more about correctional institutions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195105414
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 3/26/1998
  • Series: Readings in Crime and Punishment Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The Role of Punishment and the Development of Incarceration 1
The Disappearance of Public Executions 2
The Historical Origins of the Sanction of Imprisonment for Serious Crime 10
The Invention of the Penitentiary 15
Complete and Austere Institutions 23
Prisons for Women, 1790-1980 30
Ch. 2 The Legal Environment of Incarceration 46
The Legacy and Future of Corrections Litigation 47
Prisons: The Cruel and Unusual Punishment Controversy 59
Judicial Reform and Prisoner Control: The Impact of Ruiz v. Estelle on a Texas Penitentiary 70
Judicial Intervention: Lessons from the Past 81
Ch. 3 Contemporary Correctional Institutions as People Processing Organizations 91
A Prison Superintendent's Perspective on Women in Prison 93
The Special Management Inmate 99
Prison Violence: A Scottish Perspective 106
Changes in Prison Culture: Prison Gangs and the Case of the "Pepsi Generation" 118
Thy Brother's Keeper: A Review of the Literature on Correctional Officers 127
Organizational Barriers to Women Working as Corrections Officers in Men's Prisons 136
The Prison as a Constitutional Government 149
Ch. 4 Contemporary Prisons as Process: Correctional Intervention 156
HIV in Prisons 158
AIDS Recommendations and Prisons in Australia 160
Tuberculosis in Correctional Facilities 166
Classification for Control in Jails and Prisons 168
Effective Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Problems: What Do We Know? 174
A Full Employment Policy for Prisons in the United States: Some Arguments, Estimates, and Implications 184
Literacy Training and Reintegration of Offenders 194
Effective Correctional Programming: What Empirical Research Tells Us and What It Doesn't 207
Discipline 214
Ch. 5 The Modern Jail 220
Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear 1996 221
The Jail 227
Who Is in Jail? An Examination of the Rabble Hypothesis 236
The Jail and the Community 244
Ch. 6 Future Issues and Trends 259
Criminal Justice Performance Measures for Prisons 260
Public Imprisonment by Private Means: The Re-emergence of Private Prisons and Jails in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia 268
Racial Disproportion in U.S. Prisons 287
What Not to Do About Crime - The American Society of Criminology 1994 Presidential Address 302
The Bull Market in Corrections 314
The Future of the Penitentiary 320
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