Are Prisons Any Better? brings together criminologists, economists and political scientists to address both the theoretical and political aspects of penal reform over the past two decades. The contributors varied backgrounds give the book an extra dimension because, the book argues, prison and social reform are synonymous, and discussing or proposing one without the other is fruitless.
Table of Contents
The Prison - Clemens Bartollas Disorder PersonifiedLegal Mandates and Changes in Prisons - Dennis L Peck and John O SmyklaChanges in Prison Facilities as a Function of Correctional Philosophy - Randall I Atlas and Roger G DunhamDevelopments in Prison Administration - David EnglandPhilosophical Issues Related to Prison Reform - Algis MickunasThe Idea of Community Correctional Reform - Dan A Lewis and Cheryl Darling How Rhetoric and Reality JoinThe Privatization of Prisons - T Don HuttoBehavioral and Psychological Considerations in the Success of Prison Reform - Edward ZambleTreatment Modalities Within Prison - T Paul Louis and Jerry R SpargerConclusion - John W Murphy and Jack E Dison