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Handbook on Prisons

Edited by: Yvonne Jewkes , Ben Crewe , Jamie Bennett

Print publication date:  February  2016
Online publication date:  February  2016

Print ISBN: 9780415745659
eBook ISBN: 9781315797779
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The second edition of the Handbook on Prisons provides a completely revised and updated collection of essays on a wide range of topics concerning prisons and imprisonment. Bringing together three of the leading prison scholars in the UK as editors, this new volume builds on the success of the first edition and reveals the range and depth of prison scholarship around the world.
The Handbook contains chapters written not only by those who have established and developed prison research, but also features contributions from ex-prisoners, prison governors and ex-governors, prison inspectors and others who have worked with prisoners in a wide range of professional capacities. This second edition includes several completely new chapters on topics as diverse as prison design, technology in prisons, the high security estate, therapeutic communities, prisons and desistance, supermax and solitary confinement, plus a brand new section on international perspectives. The Handbook aims to convey the reality of imprisonment, and to reflect the main issues and debates surrounding prisons and prisoners, while also providing novel ways of thinking about familiar penal problems and enhancing our theoretical understanding of imprisonment.
The Handbook on Prisons, Second edition is a key text for students taking courses in prisons, penology, criminal justice, criminology and related subjects, and is also an essential reference for academics and practitioners working in the prison service, or in related agencies, who need up-to-date knowledge of thinking on prisons and imprisonment.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Prisons in context Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Prison histories, 1770s–1950s Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The aims of imprisonment Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The politics of imprisonment Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The sociology of imprisonment Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Prison expansionism Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Prison design and carceral space Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Prison managerialism Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Private prisons Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Segregation and supermax confinement Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Mental health in prisons Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Drug misuse in prison Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Suicide, distress and the quality of prison life Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Sex offenders in prison Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The prison officer Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Prisons and technology Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Punishment and political economy Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Prisons and human rights Download PDF
Chapter  19:  An international overview of the initiatives to accommodate Indigenous prisoners Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Ironies of American imprisonment Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Houses for the poor Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Prisons as welfare institutions? Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Australasian prisons Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Prisons in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Asian prisons Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Latin American prisons Download PDF
Chapter  27:  High security prisons in England and Wales Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Therapeutic communities Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Older age, harder time Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Young people and prison Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Doing gendered time Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Race, ethnicity, multiculture and prison life Download PDF
Chapter  33:  The prisoner Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Prisons and desistance Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Social injustice and collateral damage Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Inspecting the prison Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Researching the prison Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Representing the prison Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Imprisonment in a global world Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Campaigning for and campaigning against prisons Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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