Reform in the Making: The Implementation of Social Policy in Prison / Edition 1

Reform in the Making: The Implementation of Social Policy in Prison / Edition 1

by Ann Chih Lin
     
 

"Ann Chih Lin reopens the debate on rehabilitation while recognizing all the pitfalls that occurred under the concept of rehabilitation, such as indeterminate sentencing. She effectively uses implementation theory and aptly applies it to penal theory. Her book could become standard reading on penology and criminal justice in the United States."—Kathleen

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"Ann Chih Lin reopens the debate on rehabilitation while recognizing all the pitfalls that occurred under the concept of rehabilitation, such as indeterminate sentencing. She effectively uses implementation theory and aptly applies it to penal theory. Her book could become standard reading on penology and criminal justice in the United States."—Kathleen McDermott, Columbia University

"Reform in the Making is based on rich empirical detail from which the author constructs an account of rehabilitation programs in the specific context of prison life. The mundane realities of 'doing time' both as prisoner and as prison employee are carefully described. So too are the dilemmas of wrestling with the dual challenges of surviving and attaining some degree of satisfaction under daunting conditions. The book's case studies make a valuable empirical contribution to implementation studies, and especially to the growing body of work adopting a 'street-level' perspective."—Evelyn Z. Brodkin, University of Chicago

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691095998
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
06/10/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables ix

Acknowledgments Xi

Introduction "This Place Just by Being Here Is Not Going to Correct You": The Rediscovery of Rehabilitation 3

1. Revisiting Rehabilitation: Why "What Works" Is the Wrong Question 15

2. Keeping the Peace: Institutional Needs, Institutional Values, and Implementation 33

3. Unsuccessful Implementation: The Use and Abuse of Programs 60

4. Successful Implementation: Keeping Busy and Helping Yourself 98

5. The Importance of Successful Implementation: Recasting the Debate over Mandatory and Voluntary Programs 129

Conclusion Deliberately Successful Implementation: Doing Time, Doing My Time, and Letting the Time Do Me 160

Appendix 1 Research Design Meets Prison Administration: Methodological Notes 175

Appendix 2 On Being Who You Are: Credibility, Bias, and Good Research 186

Bibliography 195

Index 207

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