Prisons and Their Moral Performance: A Study of Values, Quality, and Prison Life

Prisons and Their Moral Performance: A Study of Values, Quality, and Prison Life

by Alison Liebling, Helen Arnold
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199291489

ISBN-13: 9780199291489

Pub. Date: 07/28/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book constitutes a critical case study of the modern search for public sector reform. It includes a detailed account of a study aimed at developing a meaningful way of evaluating difficult-to-measure moral dimensions of the quality of prisons.

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This book constitutes a critical case study of the modern search for public sector reform. It includes a detailed account of a study aimed at developing a meaningful way of evaluating difficult-to-measure moral dimensions of the quality of prisons.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199291489
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Series:
Clarendon Studies in Criminology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

PART 1: INTRODUCTION: PENAL VALUES AND PRISON EVALUATION
1. The Late Modern Prison and The Question of Values
2. The Measurement and Evaluation of Prison Regimes
3. Identifying 'What Matters' in Prison
4. Particular Prisons and Their Qualities
PART 2: THE MEANING AND MEASUREMENT OF KEY DIMENSIONS OF PRISON LIFE
5. Relationship Dimensions: Respect, Humanity, Trust, Relationships, and Support
6. Regime Dimensions: Fairness, Order, Safety, Well-Being, Personal Development, Family Contact, and Decency
7. Social Structure and Other Dimensions: Power, Prisoner Social Life, Meaning, and Quality of Life
PART 3: PENAL VALUES AND PRISON MANAGEMENT
8. Managing Modern Prisons and their Performance
9. Security, Harmony, and 'What Matters' in Prison Life
10. Legitimacy, Decency, and the Moral Performance of Prisons

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