Long-Term Imprisonment: Policy, Science, and Corrrectional Practice / Edition 1

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The use of long-term imprisonment as a response to crime, the effects of long-term incarceration and the strategies used by inmates to adjust to confinement are the focus of this volume. The book explores the prison experience from the male and the female perspective and discusses the correctional management challenges posed by long-term incarceration.

Comprising a set of articles originally published in The Prison Journal the book is complemented by research reports, an analysis of long-term inmates confined in United States and Canadian prisons, and essays written by long-term prisoners.

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A collection of articles first published in The Prison Journal, the official journal of the Pennsylvania Prison Society, supplemented by research reports on the effects of long-term confinement in American and Canadian prisons and essays written by long-term prisoners. Articles examine the experiences of male and female inmates, and discuss the correctional management challenges posed by long-term incarceration. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803970335
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 4/6/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword - Norman A Carlson
Preface - Timothy J Flanagan
PART ONE: PERSPECTIVES ON LONG-TERM IMPRISONMENT
Long-Term Incarceration - Timothy J Flanagan
Issues of Science, Policy and Correctional Practice
An American Portrait of Long-Term Imprisonment - Timothy J Flanagan
Long-Term Offenders in Canada - John R Weekes
PART TWO: LONG-TERM PRISONERS ON LONG-TERM IMPRISONMENT
The Long-Termers - Ronald Wikberg and Burk Foster
Louisiana's Longest Serving Inmates and Why They've Stayed So Long
Facing Long-Term Imprisonment - Michael G Santos
Coping with Imprisonment - Carl Kummerlowe
A Long-Termer's View
PART THREE: THE EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM IMPRISONMENT
The Controversy over the Effects of Long-Term Incarceration - J Steven Wormith
Long-Term Incarceration Impacts and the Characteristics of Long-Term Offenders - Doris Layton MacKenzie and Lynne Goodstein
An Empirical Analysis
Reexamining the Cruel and Unusual Punishment of Prison Life - James Bonta and Paul Gendreau
The Unwanted Effects of Long-Term Imprisonment - Nigel Walker
PART FOUR: ADAPTATION AND SURVIVAL AMONG LONG-TERM INMATES
Adaptation and Adjustment among Long-Term Prisoners - Timothy J Flanagan
Women Lifers - Elaine Genders and Elaine Player
Assessing the Experience
Long-Term Incarceration of Female Offenders - Doris Layton MacKenzie, James W Robinson and Carol S Campbell
Prison Adjustment and Coping
Behavior and Adaptation in Long-Term Prison Inmates - Edward Zamble
Descriptive Longitudinal Results
The World of Prisoners' Wives - Laura T Fishman
PART FIVE: CORRECTIONAL RESPONSES AND THE MANAGEMENT OF LONG-TERM PRISONERS
The Good Old Days in the Joint - Hans Toch
Administrative Perspectives on Management of Long-Term Prisoners - Timothy J Flanagan et al
Management of Life Sentence Prisoners in England and Wales - Barry Mitchell
Situational and Social Approaches to the Prevention of Disorder in Long-Term Prisons - Anthony E Bottoms, William Hay and J Richard Sparks
Using Multiple Perspectives to Develop Strategies for Managing Long-Term Inmates - Michael J Sabath and Ernest L Cowles
Addressing the Program Needs of Long-Term Inmates - Ernest L Cowles and Michael J Sabath
Programming for Long-Term Inmates - William R T Palmer
A New Perspective
Sentence Planning for Long-Term Inmates - Timothy J Flanagan
AFTERWORDS
The Long-Term Inmate as a Long-Term Problem - Hans Toch
Correctional Policy and the Long-Term Prisoner - Timothy J Flanagan
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