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Behind Bars : Readings on Prison Culture - 06 edition

Behind Bars : Readings on Prison Culture (ISBN10: 0131190725; ISBN13: 9780131190726)
ISBN13: 978-0131190726
ISBN10: 0131190725

Summary: An insider's view of the prison experience.

Seeking to answer the question "what is it really like to be a prison inmate?" Behind Bars: Readings on Incarcerated Life presents easily readable, timely and diverse overviews of many of the most critical aspects of correctional culture and life. The readings in the text are organized into broad categories that emphasize the range of major goals and tasks involved in prisons. Special attention is devote
d to ensuring a diversity of views and a diversity of experiences in the issues and readings presented.

Features
  • A collection of contemporary research articles that provide an insider's view of the prison experience and seek to answer the question "what is life really like for a prison inmate?".
    • Gives students a timely, real-life understanding of the prison inmate experience
  • Broad coverage of important topics: Including psychological adaptations of inmates, realtionships inside prison, substance use/abuse, violence, health care and media portrayals of the prison experience.
    • Presents students with a wide range of topics that provide a thorough understanding of prison life
  • Includes articles from a diverse group of authors that present a wide range of issues and experiences
    • Helps students see correctional issues from many different points of view
...show more
Summary: An insider's view of the prison experience.

Seeking to answer the question "what is it really like to be a prison inmate?" Behind Bars: Readings on Incarcerated Life presents easily readable, timely and diverse overviews of many of the most critical aspects of correctional culture and life. The readings in the text are organized into broad categories that emphasize the range of major goals and tasks involved in prisons. Special attention is devoted to ensuring a diversity of views and a diversity of experiences in the issues and readings presented.

Features
  • A collection of contemporary research articles that provide an insider's view of the prison experience and seek to answer the question "what is life really like for a prison inmate?".
    • Gives students a timely, real-life understanding of the prison inmate experience
  • Broad coverage of important topics: Including psychological adaptations of inmates, realtionships inside prison, substance use/abuse, violence, health care and media portrayals of the prison experience.
    • Presents students with a wide range of topics that provide a thorough understanding of prison life
  • Includes articles from a diverse group of authors that present a wide range of issues and experiences
    • Helps students see correctional issues from many different points of view
...show less

Edition/Copyright: 06
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Year Published: 2006
International: No

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