Modern Prison Paradox (BOK)

Amy E Lerman

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In The Modern Prison Paradox, Amy E. Lerman examines the shift from rehabilitation to punitivism that has taken place in the politics and practice of American corrections. She argues that this punitive turn has had profoundly negative consequences for both crime control and American community life. Professor Lerman's research shows that spending time in America's increasingly violent and castigatory prisons strengthens inmates' criminal networks and fosters attitudes that increase the likelihood of criminal activity following parole. Additionally, Professor Lerman assesses whether America's more punitive prisons similarly shape the social attitudes and behaviors of correctional staff. Her analysis reveals that working in more punitive prisons causes correctional officers to develop an 'us against them' mentality while on the job, and that the stress and wariness officers acquire at work carries over into their personal lives, straining relationships with partners, children, and friends.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Amy E Lerman
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107041455
Antall sider 308 Dimensjoner 15,7cm x 23,5cm x 2,3cm
Vekt 630 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd

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