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

The Disappearance of Public Executions, Pieter Spierenburg
The Historical Origins of the Sanction of Imprisonment for Serious Crime, John H. Langbein
The Invention of the Penitentiary, David J. Rothman
Complete and Austere Institutions, Michel Foucault
Prisons for Women, 1790-1980, Nicole Hahn Rafter
The Legacy and Future of Corrections Litigation, Susan Sturm
Prisons: The Cruel and Unusual Punishment Controversy, Phillip J. Cooper
Judicial Reform and Prisoner Control: The Impact of Ruiz v. Estelle on a Texas Penitentiary, James W. Marquart and Ben M. Crouch
Judicial Intervention: Lessons from the Past, John J. DiIulio, Jr.
A Prison Superintendent's Perspective on Women in Prison, Elaine M. Lord
The Special Management Inmate, Richard A. McGee, George Warner, and Nora Harlow
Prison Violence: A Scottish Perspective, David J. Cooke
Changes in Prison Culture: Prison Gangs and the Case of the "Pepsi Generation", Geoffrey Hunt, Stephanie Riegel, Tomas Morales, and Dan Waldorf
The Brother's Keeper: A Review of the Literature on Correctional Officers, Susan Philliber
Organizational Barriers to Women Working as Corrections Officers in Men's Prisons, Nancy C. Jurik
The Prison as a Constitutional Government, John J. DiIulio, Jr.
HIV in Prisons, Peter M. Brien and Allen J. Beck
AIDS Recommendations and Prisons in Australia, Michael Kirby
Tuberculosis in Correctional Facilities, Theodore M. Hammet and Lynne Harrold, with the assistance of Joel Epstein
Classification for Control in Jails and Prisons, Tim Brennan
Effective Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Problems: What Do We Know?, Helen M. Annis
A Full Employment Policy for Prisons in the United States: Some Arguments, Estimates, and Implications, Timothy J. Flanagan and Kathleen Maguire
Literacy Training and Reintegration of Offenders, T.A. Ryan
Effective Correctional Programming: What Empirical Research Tells Us and What It Doesn't, Freidrich Losel
Discipline, Timothy J. Flanagan
Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear 1996, Darrell K. Gilliard and Allen J. Beck
The Jail, John Irwin
Who Is in Jail? An Examination of the Rabble Hypothesis, John A. Backstrand, Don C. Gibbons, and Joseph F. Jones
The Jail and the Community, John M. Klofas
Criminal Justice Performance Measures for Prisons, Charles H. Logan
Public Imprisonment by Private Means: The Re-emergence of Private Prisons and Jails in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, Douglas C. McDonald
Racial Disproportion in U.S. Prisons, Michael Tonry
What Not to Do About Crime — The American Society of Criminology 1994 Presidential Address, Jerome H. Skolnick
The Bull Market in Corrections, Kenneth Adams
The Future of the Penitentiary, Kenneth Adams, Timothy J. Flanagan, and James W. Marquart

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