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Handbook on Prisons

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Edited by: Yvonne Jewkes

ISBN13: 9781843921851
Published: June 2007
Publisher: Willan Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

This is the most comprehensive and ambitious book on prisons to have been published, a key text for anybody studying the subject and an essential work of reference for practitioners working in prisons and other parts of the criminal justice system. It is especially timely in view of the many changes and debates about the role of prisons and their future organisation and management as part of the National Offender Management Service

A key aim of the book is to explore a wide range of historical and contemporary issues relating to prisons, imprisonment and prison management, and to chart likely future trends. Chapters in the book are written by leading scholars in the field, and reflect the range and depth of prison research and scholarship.

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1. Introduction: The Role of Imprisonment in the 21st Century, Anne Owers Part 1: Prisons in Perspective Introduction
2. Prison History, Keith Soothill
3. The Changing Face of English Prisons in the Modern Era, Tony Bottoms
4. The Sociology of Imprisonment, Ben Crew
5. The Politics of Imprisonment, Richard Sparks
6. Global Comparisons of Imprisonment, Roy King
7. Researching Prisons, Laura Piacentini
8. The Twenty-First Century Prison, Hilary Cottam Part 2: Prisoners Introduction
9. Children and Young Offenders, Rod Morgan
10. Ageing Prisoners, Elaine Crawley
11. Women in Prison, Diana Medlicott
12. Ethnic Minority Prisoners, Kimmett Edgar
13. Political Prisoners, Kieran McEvoy and Ruth Jamieson Part 3: Prisons: Themes and Debates Introduction
14. Security, Control and the Problems of Containment, Roy King
15. Private Prisons and 'Contracting Out', Stephen Nathan
16. Prison Healthcare, Jenny Shaw
17. Drugs in Prison, Mike Wheatley
18. Suicides and Suicide Prevention, Alison Liebling
19. Prisoners' Rights, Dirk van Zyl Smit Part 4: Staffing, Management and Accountability Introduction
20. Prison Officers and Prison Culture, Helen Arnold,
Alison Liebling and Sarah Tait
21. Governing, Leadership and Change, Andrew Coyle
22. Performance Measurement and Maintaining Order in Prisons, Jamie Bennett
23. Inspecting Prisons, Richard Harding
24. Prisons and the Media, Yvonne Jewkes Part 5: Regimes, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Introduction
25. Dangerous Offenders, Tony Maden
26. Addressing Offending Behaviour: What Works and Beyond, Clive Hollin and Charlotte Bilby
27. Characteristics of Late Modern Penality, Mike Maguire and Peter Raynor
28. Prisoners' Families, Alice Mills and Helen Codd
29. Release, Throughcare and Resettlement, Shadd Maruna
30. Campaigning About and Campaigning Against Prisons: the Future of the Institution, Mick Ryan and Joe Sim Glossary Index.