Prisons Crowding: A Psychological Perspective

Prisons Crowding: A Psychological Perspective

by Paul Paulus

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ISBN-13: 9781461283621
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 05/30/2013
Series: Research in Criminology
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1988
Pages: 115
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.01(d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction.- 2 Effects of Crowding in General.- Crowding Studies with Animals.- Correlational Studies with Humans.- Experimental Studies with Humans.- Field Studies.- 3 Prison Crowding Research.- Archival Studies of Overall Prison Crowding.- Direct Assessments of Inmates in Different Types of Housing.- Effects of Changes in Housing.- Summary and Evaluation.- 4 Prison Housing.- Early Studies.- Research Procedures.- Texarkana—Singles, Doubles, and Dorms.- El Reno—Singles, Doubles, and Cubicles.- Danbury—Singles, Cubicles, and Dorms.- Atlanta—Multiple-Occupant Cells.- Overall Analyses of Housing Type.- Time in Housing.- Jail Studies.- Summary.- 5 Crowding and Health.- Illness.- Urine Chemistry Correlates of Stress and Housing.- Archival Data on Health and Maladaptive Behavior.- Changes in Population.- Summary.- 6 Background and Experiential Factors.- Background Factors.- Criminal History.- Length of Confinement.- Summary.- Tolerance for Prison Crowding.- Conclusions.- 7 Gender and Racial/Ethnic Differences.- Gender Effects.- Racial Effects.- Ethnic Differences.- Summary.- 8 Theoretical Implications.- Theoretical Analyses of Crowding.- Evidential Support for the Social Interaction-Demand Model.- The Special Case of Violence.- Divergent Views.- 9 Practical Implications and Future Directions.- Major Findings.- Practical Implications.- Future Directions.- References.- Author Index.

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