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ISBN-13: 9780415745666
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/02/2016
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 776
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Yvonne Jewkes is Professor of Criminology at the University of Leicester. She is editor of the first Handbook on Prisons (2007), author of Captive Audience: Media, Masculinity and Power in Prisons (2002), and series editor (with Ben Crewe and Thomas Ugelvik) of Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology. Yvonne’s publications on prison architecture include (with Philip Hancock) 'Penal Aesthetics and the Pains of Imprisonment’, Punishment & Society; (with Dominique Moran) ‘The paradox of the "green" prison: sustaining the environment or sustaining the penal complex?’, Theoretical Criminology; and ‘The Aesthetics and Anaesthetics of Prison Architecture’, in Simon, J. et al Architecture and Justice (2013).

Ben Crewe is Deputy Director of the Prisons Research Centre at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge. Dr. Crewe has published widely on prisons and imprisonment, and is on the editorial board of the British Journal of Criminology. His current research is on prisoners serving very long sentences from an early age.

Jamie Bennett has been a prison manager since 1996 and is currently Governor of HMP Grendon & Springhill. Dr. Bennett is also a Research Associate at the University of Oxford and has edited Prison Service Journal since 2004. He has written widely on prisons and was awarded a PhD at University of Edinburgh.  

Table of Contents


Part 1: Prisons in Context

1. Prisons in Context, Andrew Coyle

2. Prison Histories, 1770s-1950s: Continuities and contradictions, Helen Johnston

3. The Aims of Imprisonment, Ian O’Donnell

4. The Politics of Imprisonment, Richard Sparks, Jessica Bird and Louise Brangan

5. The Sociology of Imprisonment, Ben Crewe

6. Prison expansionism, Deborah H. Drake

7. Prison Design and Carceral Space, Dominique Moran, Yvonne Jewkes and Jennifer Turner

8. Prison Managerialism: Global change and local cultures in the working lives of prison managers, Jamie Bennett

Part 2: Prison Controversies

9. Private Prisons, John Rynne and Richard Harding

10. Segregation and Supermax Confinement: An ethical evaluation, Derek S. Jeffreys

11. Mental Health in Prisons, Alice Mills and Kathleen Kendall

12. Drug Misuse in Prison, Michael Wheatley

13. Suicide, Distress and the Quality of Prison Life, Alison Liebling and Amy Ludlow

14. Sex offenders in Prison, Ruth Mann

15. The prison officer, Helen Arnold

16. Prisons and Technology: General lessons from the American context, Robert Johnson and Katie Hail-Jares

Part 3: International Perspectives on Imprisonment

17. Punishment and Political Economy, Ester Massa

18. Prisons and Human Rights, Peter Bennett

19. An International Overview of the Initiatives to Accommodate Indigenous Prisoners, Elizabeth Grant

20. Ironies of American Imprisonment: From capitalizing on prisons to capital punishment, Michael Welch

21. Houses for the Poor: Continental European prisons, Vincenzo Ruggiero

22. Prisons as Welfare Institutions? Punishment and the Nordic model, Thomas Ugelvik

23. Australasian Prisons, Claire Spivakovsky 24. Prisons in Africa, Andrew M. Jefferson and Tomas Max Martin

25. Asian prisons: Colonial pasts, neoliberal future and subversive sites, Mahuya Bandyopadhyay

26. Latin American Prisons, Sacha Darke and Maria Lucia Karam

Part 4: The Penal Spectrum

27. High Security Prisons in England and Wales: Principles and practuce, Alison Liebling

28. Therapeutic Communities in Prison, Alisa Stevens

29. Older Age, Harder Time: Ageing and imprisonment, Natalie Mann

30. Young People and Prison, Rob Allen

31. Doing Gendered Time: The harms of women's incarceration, Linda Moore and Phil Scraton

32. Race, Ethnicity, Multiculture and Prison Life, Rod Earle

33. The Prisoner: Inside and out, Jason Warr

Part 5: Beyond the Prison

34. Prisons and desistance, Fergus McNeill and Marguerite Schinkel

35. Collateral damage: The families and children of prisoners, Rachel Condry, Anna Kotova and Shona Minson

 36. Inspecting the Prison, Nick Hardwick

37. Researching the Prison, Yvonne Jewkes and Serena Wright

38. Representing the Prison, Eamonn Carrabine

39. Imprisonment in a Global World: Rethinking penal power, Mary Bosworth, Inês Hasselberg and Sarah Turnbull

40. Campaigning for and Campaigning against Prisons: Excavating and reaffirming the case for prison abolition, Mick Ryan and Joe Sim.

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