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Incarcerating Criminals : Prisons and Jails in Social and Organizational Context - Timothy J. Flanagan

Incarcerating Criminals

Prisons and Jails in Social and Organizational Context

By: Timothy J. Flanagan (Editor), James W. Marquart (Editor), Kenneth G. Adams (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st February 1998
ISBN: 9780195105414
Number Of Pages: 352

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Incarcerating Criminals places prisons and jails in the context of their social and organizational environments, examining these modern day correctional institutions and the issues and trends surrounding them. Selections provide historical and contemporary perspectives and data on the institutions themselves, their origins and development, and current controversies such as overcrowding, substance abuse treatment, and health care. Understanding why prisons are built when they are, where they are, and administered as they are requires students to appreciate the inextricable links between these institutions, the rest of the criminal justice system, and the social and political atmosphere that supports them. Incarcerating Criminals offers students a better understanding of the reasons for developing prisons and jails and the premises underlying contemporary correctional operations and crime control proposals. A special section focuses on specific inmate groups, from mentally ill offenders to those suffering from AIDS, to female inmates and gang members, to the correctional staff themselves. The concluding section examines the future of jails and prisons, including such current issues as privatization, risk management, and technological advances that affect corrections. Edited by three of the leading scholars in the field, Incarcerating Criminals is essential for advanced undergraduate and graduate level courses in criminal justice, criminology, sociology, and public policy, and for those individuals interested in learning more about correctional institutions.

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"An excellent collection of classic and current readings on prisons, punishment, and the problems and issues facing corrections."--Richard Lawrence, St. Cloud State University

Preface CHAPTER 1. THE ROLE OF PUNISHMENT AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF INCARCERATION Pieter Spierenburg: The Disappearance of Public Executions John H. Langbein: The Historical Origins of the Sanction of Imprisonment for Serious Crime David J. Rothman: The Invention of the Penitentiary Michel Foucault: Complete and Austere Institutions Nicole Hahn Rafter: Prisons for Women, 1790-1980 CHAPTER 2. THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF INCARCERATION Susan Sturm: The Legacy and Future of Corrections Litigation Phillip J. Cooper: Prisons: The Cruel and Unusual Punishment Controversy James W. Marquart and Ben M. Crouch: Judicial Reform and Prisoner Control: The Impact of Ruiz v. Estelle on a Texas Penitentiary John J. DiIulio, Jr.: Judicial Intervention: Lessons from the Past CHAPTER 3. CONTEMPORARY CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS AS PEOPLE PROCESSING ORGANIZATIONS Elaine M. Lord: A Prison Superintendent's Perspective on Women in Prison Richard A. McGee, George Warner, and Nora Harlow: The Special Management Inmate David J. Cooke: Prison Violence: A Scottish Perspective Geoffrey Hunt, Stephanie Riegel, Tomas Morales, and Dan Waldorf: Changes in Prison Culture: Prison Gangs and the Case of the "Pepsi Generation" Susan Philliber: The Brother's Keeper: A Review of the Literature on Correctional Officers Nancy C. Jurik: Organizational Barriers to Women Working as Corrections Officers in Men's Prisons John J. DiIulio, Jr.: The Prison as a Constitutional Government CHAPTER 4. CONTEMPORARY PRISONS AS PROCESS: CORRECTIONAL INTERVENTION Peter M. Brien and Allen J. Beck: HIV in Prisons Michael Kirby: AIDS Recommendations and Prisons in Australia Theodore M. Hammet and Lynne Harrold, with the assistance of Joel Epstein: Tuberculosis in Correctional Facilities Tim Brennan: Classification for Control in Jails and Prisons Helen M. Annis: Effective Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Problems: What Do We Know? Timothy J. Flanagan and Kathleen Maguire: A Full Employment Policy for Prisons in the United States: Some Arguments, Estimates, and Implications T.A. Ryan: Literacy Training and Reintegration of Offenders Freidrich Losel: Effective Correctional Programming: What Empirical Research Tells Us and What It Doesn't Timothy J. Flanagan: Discipline CHAPTER 5 THE MODERN JAIL Darrell K. Gilliard and Allen J. Beck: Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear 1996 John Irwin: The Jail John A. Backstrand, Don C. Gibbons, and Joseph F. Jones: Who Is in Jail? An Examination of the Rabble Hypothesis John M. Klofas: The Jail and the Community CHAPTER 6. FUTURE ISSUES AND TRENDS Charles H. Logan: Criminal Justice Performance Measures for Prisons Douglas C. McDonald: Public Imprisonment by Private Means: The Re-emergence of Private Prisons and Jails in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia Michael Tonry: Racial Disproportion in U.S. Prisons Jerome H. Skolnick: What Not to Do About Crime -- The American Society of Criminology 1994 Presidential Address Kenneth Adams: The Bull Market in Corrections Kenneth Adams, Timothy J. Flanagan, and James W. Marquart: The Future of the Penitentiary

ISBN: 9780195105414
ISBN-10: 0195105419
Series: Readings in
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st February 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.22 x 15.49  x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.5