Engendering Resistance: Agency and Power in Women's Prisons

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Author: Mary Bosworth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135194021X

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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This book explores how power is negotiated in women’s prisons. Drawing on fieldwork conducted in three penal establishments in England, it analyses how women manage the restrictions of imprisonment and the manner in which they attempt to resist institutional control. It is proposed that power is negotiated on a private, individual level, as women often resist the institution simply by trying to maintain an image of control over their own lives. However, their image of themselves as active, reasoning agents is undermined by institutional regimes which encourage traditional, passive, feminine behaviour at the same time as they deny the women their identities and responsibilities as mothers, wives, girlfriends and sisters. Femininity is, therefore, both the form and the goal of women’s imprisonment. Yet paradoxically, femininity also offers the possibility of resistance, because women manage to rebel by appropriating and changing aspects of it.

The French Connection in Criminology

Rediscovering Crime, Law, and Social Change

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Author: Bruce A. Arrigo,Robert C. Schehr,Dragan Milovanovic

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791463550

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

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Brings the insights of postmodernism to the concerns of criminology and includes examples of how social theory can function in the real-world realm of criminal law. Winner of the 2005 Outstanding Book Award presented by the Crime and Juvenile Delinquency Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems

Explaining U.S. Imprisonment

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Author: Mary Bosworth

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412924863

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Explaining U.S. Imprisonment builds on and extends some of the contemporary issues of women in prison, minorities, and the historical path to modern prisons as well as the social influences on prison reform.

Encyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilities

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Author: Mary Bosworth

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 076192731X

Category: Social Science

Page: 1400

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This two-volume set aims to provide a critical overview of penal institutions within a historical and contemporary framework. The encyclopedia also contains biographies, articles describing important legal statutes, as well as detailed and authoritative descriptions of the major prisons in the United States.

Female Imprisonment

An Ethnography of Everyday Life in Confinement

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Author: Catarina Frois

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319636855

Category: Social Science

Page: 231

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This book is a reflection on the nature of confinement, experienced by prison inmates as everyday life. It explores the meanings, purposes, and consequences involved with spending every day inside prison. Female Imprisonment results from an ethnographic study carried out in a small prison facility located in the south of Portugal, and Frois uses the data to analyze how incarcerated women talk about their lives, crimes, and expectations. Crucially, this work examines how these women consider prison: rather than primarily being a place of confinement designed to inflict punishment, it can equally be a place of transformation that enables them to regain a sense of selfhood. From in-depth ethnographic research involving close interaction with the prison population, in which inmates present their life histories marked by poverty, violence, and abuse (whether as victims, as agents, or both), Frois observes that the traditional idea of “doing time”, in the sense of a strenuous, repressive, or restrictive experience, is paradoxically transformed into “having time” – an experience of expanded self-awareness, identity reconstruction, or even of deliverance. Ultimately, this engaging and compassionate study questions and defies customary accounts of the impact of prisons on those subjected to incarceration, and as such it will be of great interest for scholars and students of penology and the criminal justice system.

Women in Prison

A Reference Handbook

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Author: Cyndi Banks

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576079295

Category: Social Science

Page: 227

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A concise survey of the treatment of jailed women in America since the early 1800s, their unique problems, the effect on their families, and the state of prisons today. * Includes an abundance of resources for further research including extensive statistics on the number of women in state and federal prisons by race, the proportion of women jailed for violent offenses, and characteristics of female state prison inmates * An annotated bibliography of print and nonprint resources such as Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, Corrections Today, and Women, Crime, and Justice

Human Trafficking

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Author: Maggy Lee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135993912

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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Human Trafficking provides a critical engagement with the key debates on human trade. It addresses the subject within the broader context of global crime and the internationalisation of crime control. The book takes a broadly discursive approach and draws on historical, comparative as well as the latest empirical material to illustrate and inform the discussion of the major trends in human trafficking. The book helps to develop fresh theoretical insights into globalisation, exclusion and governance, and identifies a new research agenda that will ensure the book is of interest to advanced level students as well as academic scholars.

The U.S. Federal Prison System

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Author: Mary Bosworth

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761923046

Category: Law

Page: 375

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Despite the fact that 160,000 people are locked up in our federal correctional facilities, practical information about the federal prison system remains difficult to locate. While some information may be found scattered on the Internet, in directions given at court, or through shared personal experience, there is no single source available that is a collection of all available information. The U.S. Federal Prison System is the first comprehensive reference work that includes official prison policies, first-person accounts from prisoners, and information about each federal facility. The book is organized into two parts. Part I is an introduction to federal prison facilities, including key statistics and "views from inside" provided by inmates of federal prisons. Part II is a look at the Federal Bureau of Prisons policies on various matters such as discipline, education, visits, and religious practices. The book also contains valuable Appendices that give a thorough listing and description of all Federal prison facilities, as well as the services and charities available to prisoners and their families. With the publication of this book there will finally be an up-to-date, comprehensive reference on the

Sociological Abstracts

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Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Handbook on Prisons

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Author: Yvonne Jewkes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 778

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This handbook provides a broad and wide-ranging account of prisons and imprisonment and represents one of the most ambitious books on the subject yet published. Through research conducted in the UK, the book conveys the reality of imprisonment, and reflects the main issues and debates surrounding prisons and prisoners, while providing new ways of thinking about familiar penal problems and enhancing our theoretical understanding of imprisonment. The book reveals the range and depth of prison scholarship, and includes research from an international comparative perspective. It includes chapters written not only by those who have established and developed prison research over the last half-century, but also by prison governors and ex-governors, prison inspectors, and others who have worked with prisoners in a wide range of professional capacities. Handbook on Prisons is a key text for students taking courses in prisons, criminal justice, penology, criminology, and related subjects, and is

The Invisible Woman

Gender, Crime, and Justice

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Author: Joanne Belknap

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 513

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The definitive text for the course, Belknap covers women and the criminal justice system with a focus on three major areas: (1) female offenders and their treatment by the criminal justice system; (2) female victims of crime; and (3) female employees of the agencies of the criminal justice system.

The Culture of Prison Violence

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Author: James Michael Byrne,Faye S. Taxman,Donald Charles Hummer

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 219

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The nature and extent of prison violence / James M. Byrne, Don Hummer -- Does what happens in prison stay in prison? : examining the reciprocal relationship between community and prison culture / Jacob I. Stowell, James M. Byrne -- Examining the impact of institutional culture (and culture change) on prison violence and disorder : an evidence-based review / James Byrne, Don Hummer, Faye Taxman -- Legitimacy and imprisonment revisited : some notes on the problem of order ten years after / Richard Sparks -- Why prison culture matters / Alison Liebling -- Performance, domesticity, and disorder : the communicative quality of prison violence / Elaine Crawley, Peter Crawley -- The impact of prison culture on the treatment and control of mentally ill offenders / Arthur J. Lurigio, Jessica Snowden -- A culture of violence in England's prison system : an assessment of causes and solutions / Kimmitt Edgar, Prison Reform Trust -- Prison violence, prison culture, and offender change : new directions for theory, research, and policy / James M. Byrne

Analysing women's imprisonment

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Author: Pat Carlen,Anne Worrall

Publisher: Willan Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 242

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What are women's prisons for? What are they like? Why are lone mothers, ethnic minority and very poor women disproportionately represented in women's prison population? Should babies be sent to prison with their mothers? Can knowledge of women's imprisonment be better informed by various theories, research studies, philosophies of punishment and cultural analyses which demonstrate the decisive impact on penal affairs of economic and political change? These are amongst the issues with which this book is concerned.Analysing Women's Imprisonment is written as an introductory text to the subject, aiming to guide students of penology carefully through the main historical and contemporary discourses on women's imprisonment. Each chapter has a clear summary ('concepts to know), essay questions and recommendations for further reading, and will help students prepare confidently for seminars, course examinations and project work.

Global Issues, Women and Justice

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Author: Sharon Pickering,Caroline Lambert

Publisher: Institute of Criminology, Sydney

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 378

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Global Issues, Women and Justice explores the ways women seek justice through the nation-state, global process, and international criminal justice mechanisms. It draws on a diversity of academic and advocate voices in examining how women have accessed justice under conditions of globalization, militarization, and colonization. Global Issues, Women and Justice will appeal to academics and activists as a valuable resource for research. As well, it provides numerous case studies of the ways women have mobilized to achieve justice, which will be useful both in the classroom and in campaigning.

Prison Governors

Managing Prisons in a Time of Change

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Author: Shane Bryans

Publisher: Willan Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 213

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This book provides the first systematic study of prison governors - a hidden and powerful, but much neglected, group of criminal justice practitioners. Its focus is on how they carry out their task, how that has changed over time and how their role has evolved. Based on extensive research, including interviews with 42 prison governors, this book also describes the demographic characteristics of the sample of governors interviewed, including their social origins, educational and occupational backgrounds, their motivation for joining the prison service, their career paths, and their values and beliefs. The author goes on to explore how governors provide the necessary management, leadership, regulation and balance to achieve secure, humane and positive institutions. He concludes with a number of important suggestions for changes that should be made to policy and practice in the light of his findings, and explores the implications for how our prisons should be governed in the future.

Race, gender, and punishment

from colonialism to the war on terror

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Author: Mary Bosworth,Jeanne Flavin

Publisher: Rutgers Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 232

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In this book, Mary Bosworth and Jeanne Flavin bring together twelve original essays to examine not only the discrimination that is evident, but also the structural and cultural forces that have influenced and continue to perpetuate the current situation.

Teaching the arts behind bars

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Author: Rachel Marie-Crane Williams

Publisher: Northeastern Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 193

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A discussion of the challenges, rewards, ethical complexities, and emotional toll of working with inmates in adult and juvenile prisons, jails, and rehabilitation centers.

Power and Resistance in Prison

Doing Time, Doing Freedom

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Author: Thomas Ugelvik

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781137307859

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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How can adult men retain their masculinity and sense of self when they, as prisoners, are given less freedom than a child? This book shows how prisoners, through relentless creative entrepreneurship, are able to bend rules and 'fool the system', and thus reclaim their sense of both freedom and manhood. Based on extensive ethnographic field work in Norway's largest prison, Ugelvik provides a compelling analysis of the relationship between forms of power, practices of resistance and prisoner subjectivity in everyday life in prison. The book reveals how prisoners turn themselves into active opponents of the prison regime, not passive objects of state power, through various methods including spatial transformations, food related resistance and self-repositioning. It also shows how resistance practices have profound effects on prisoners' ongoing renegotiation of subjectivity within the confines of the penal institution.