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Behind Bars : Readings on Prison Culture

Behind Bars : Readings on Prison Culture - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131190726

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ISBN13: 978-0131190726
ISBN10: 0131190725
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 06
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2006
International: No

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Behind Bars : Readings on Prison Culture - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131190726

Richard Tewksbury

ISBN13: 978-0131190726
ISBN10: 0131190725
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 06
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2006
International: No

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.


  • 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

Table of Contents

Part 1: Psychological Adaptations

1. Ambivalent Actions: Prison Strategies of First-Time, Short-Term Inmates

Schmid and Jones (1993)
Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 21(4): 439-463.

2. Inmate Experiences and Psychological Well-Being

Wooldredge (1999)
Criminal Justice and Behavior, 26(2): 235-250.

3. Women's Accounts of Their Prison Experience: A Retrospective View of Their Subjective Realities

Pogrebin and Dodge (2001)

4. Mental Health Issues in Long-Term Solitary and ''Supermax'' confinement

Haney (2003)
Crime & Delinquency, 49(1): 124-156.

Part 2: Relationships Inside Prison

5. Effects of Organizational Change on Inmates' Status and the Inmate Code of Conduct

Faulkner and Faulkner (1997)
Journal of Crime and Justice, 20(1): 55-72.

6. Descriptive Analysis of the Nature and Extent of Bullying Behavior in a Maximum-Security Prison

Ireland and Ireland (2000)
Aggressive Behavior, 26: 213-223.

7. Exploring the Dynamics of Masturbation and Consensual Same-Sex Activity Within a Male Maximum Security Prison

Hensley, Tewksbury and Wright
Journal of Men's Studies, 10(1): 59-71.

8. The Changing Nature of Interpersonal Relationships in a Women's Prison

Greer (2000)
The Prison Journal, 80(4): 442-468.

Part 3: Relationships Outside Prison

9. It's a Family Affair: Incarcerated Women and Their Families

Sharp and Marcus-Mendoza (2001)
Women & Criminal Justice (12)4: 21-49.

10. Affective State of Fathers in Prison

Lanier (1993)
Justice Quarterly, 10(1): 49-65

11. Visiting Women in Prison: Who Visits and Who Cares?

Casey-Acevedo and Bakken (2002)
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 34(3): 67-83.

Part 4: Health Care and Substance Abuse

12. Practicing Penal Harm Medicine in the United States: Prisoners' Voices from Jail

Vaughn and Smith (1999)
Justice Quarterly (16)1: 175-231.

13. Meeting the Health Care Needs of the New Woman Inmate: A National Survey of Prison Practices

Young and Reviere (2001)
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 34(2): 31-48.

14. Implications for Corrections of an Aging Prison Population

Morton (2001)
Corrections Management Quarterly, 5(1): 78-88.

15. High Risk HIV Transmission Behavior in Prison and the Prison Subculture

Krebs (2002)
The Prison Journal, 82(1): 19-49.

16. Surviving in the Time Machine: Suicidal Prisoners and the Pains of Prison Time

Medlicott (1999)
Time & Society, 8(2): 211-230.

17. Drug Use in Prison: The Experience of Young Offenders

Cope (2000)
Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 7(4): 355-366.

18. Some 'Em If You Got 'Em: Cigarette Black Markets in U.S. Prisons and Jails

Lankenau (2001)
The Prison Journal, 81(2): 142-161.

Part 5: Programming

19. Opportunities Lost: The Consequences of Eliminating Pell Grant Eligibility for Correctional Education Students

Tewksbury, Erickson and Taylor
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 31(1/2): 43-56.

20. The Value of Religion in Prison: An Inmate Perspective

Clear, Hardyman, Stout, Lucken, and Dammer (2000)
Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 16(1): 53-74.

21. A National Survey of Group Psychotherapy Services in Correctional Facilities

Morgan, Winterowd, and Ferrell (1999)
Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 30(6): 600-606.

22. Beyond Correctional Quackery-Professionalism and the Possibility of Effective Treatment

Latessa, Cullen, and Gendreau (2002)
Federal Probation, 66(2): 43-49.

Part 6: Institutional Violence

23. Straight Time: Inmates' Perceptions of Violence and Victimization in the Prison Environment

Hemmens and Marquart (1999)
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 28(3/4): 1-21.

24. Inmate Misconduct: A Test of Deprivation, Importation and Situational Models

Jiang, Shanhe, and Marianne Fisher-Giorlando (2002)
The Prison Journal, 82(3): 335-358.

25. An Overview of the Challenge of Prison Gangs

Fleisher and Decker (2001)
Corrections Management Quarterly, 5(1): 1-9.

26. The Evolving Nature of Prison Argot and Sexual Hierarchies

Hensley, Wright, Tewksbury, and Castle (2003)
The Prison Journal, 83(3): 289-300.

27. Sexual Coercion Reported by Women in Three Midwestern Prisons

Struckman-Johnson and Struckman-Johnson (2002)
The Journal of Sex Research, 39(3): 217-227.

28. Prison Riots as Organizational Failures: A Managerial Perspective

Boin and Van Duin (1995)
The Prison Journal, 75(3): 537-379.

Part 7: Media Portrayals

29. ''All the News That's Fit to Print'': A Content Analysis of the Correctional Debate in the New York Times

Welch, Weber, and Edwards (2000)
The Prison Journal, 80(3): 245-264.

30. Representations of Prison in the Nineties Hollywood Cinema: From Con Air to The Shawshank Redemption

O'Sullivan (2001)
The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 40(4): 317-334.

31. Media and Mayhem in Corrections: The Role of the Media in Prison Riots

Mahan and Lawrence (1996)
The Prison Journal, 76(4): 420-441.

Part 8: Getting Out of Prison

32. Denial of Parole: An Inmate Perspective

West-Smith, Pogrebin, and Poole (2000)
Federal Probation, 64(2): 3-10.

33. Going Home, Staying Home: Integrating Prison Gang Members into the Community

Fleisher and Decker (2001)
Corrections Management Quarterly, 5(1): 65-77.

34. ''Just Like Baking a Cake'': Women Describe the Necessary Ingredients for Successful Reentry After Incarceration

O'Brien (2001)
Families and Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services, 83(3): 287-295.

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