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.

Doing Prison Work

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Author: Elaine M Crawley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113599174X

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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This book provides a much-needed sociological account of the social world of the English prison officer, making an original contribution to our understanding of the inner life of prisons in general and the working lives of prison officers in particular. As well as revealing how the job of the prison officer - and of the prison itself - is accomplished on a day-to-day basis, the book explores not only what prison officers do but also how they feel about their work. In focusing on how prison officers feel about their work this book makes a number of interesting revelations - about the essentially domestic nature of much of the work they do, about the degree of emotional labour invested in it and about the performance nature of many of the day-to-day interactions between officers and prisoners. Finally, the book follows the prison officer home after work, showing how the prison can spill over into their home lives and family relationships. Based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork in different types of prisons (including interviews with prison officers' wives and children as well as prison officers themselves), this book will be essential reading for all those with an interest in how prisons and organisations more generally operate in practice.

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.

The Effects of Imprisonment

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Author: Alison Liebling,Shadd Maruna

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134012462

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

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As the number of prisoners in the UK, USA and elsewhere continues to rise, so have concerns risen about the damaging short term and long term effects this has on prisoners. This book brings together a group of leading authorities in this field, both academics and practitioners, to address the complex issues this has raised, to assess the implications and results of research in this field, and to suggest ways of mitigating the often devastating personal and psychological consequences of imprisonment.

Feminist Perspectives on Criminal Law

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Author: Lois Bibbings,Donald Nicolson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135343713

Category: Law

Page: 312

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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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.

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.

Sociological Abstracts

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Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

View: 2159

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.

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.

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

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.

Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment

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Author: David Levinson

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780761922582

Category: Social Science

Page: 2104

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"The Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment provides the much-needed practices, policies, and research and will be of interest to students, teachers, and the general reader alike. This work should be on the shelves of all libraries with collections in the social sciences." Larry E. Sullivan, Ph.D. Chief Librarian, John Jay College of Criminal Justice Crime. It started with Cain and Abel, and it won’t end with the Sopranos. Our fascination with transgression and its punishment is universal. And now, from Sage – the publisher of criminal justice abstracts and other standards in the field – comes the ultimate reference source on this all-consuming subject: comprehensive, authoritative, up-to-the second. Comprehensive and balanced coverage of: Concepts and theories Correction Law Crimes Methods and statistics National surveys Organizations Police science Social and cultural context Features and benefits: - 100% original content - Broader, more up-to-date coverage than any other source on the market 275 Contributors 425 Signed entries 150 Illustrations Prestigious advisory board overseeing quality 1.5 million words 250 sidebars offering key primary source documents 100 "factoids," spotlighting important, and sometimes startling, information International coverage, with focus on the contemporary United States Chronology, master bibliography, and general index Appendixes: Careers in criminal justice; Professional organizations; Guidance on using the Web to collect accurate information Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment covers the waterfront. Entries include: Broken windows theory Child witness Environmental crime Interpol Media Pathology Prison industry Religion in prison Securities fraud Spectator violence Television Victimization War crimes Wrongful convictions ADVISORY BOARD Anita Blowers University of North Carolina, Charlotte Eve Buzawa University of Massachusetts, Lowell Ric Curtis John Jay College of Criminal Justice Harry Dammer Niagara University Obi Ebbe University of Tennessee, Chattanooga Frank Horvath Michigan State University Phyllis Schultze Rutgers University Larry Sullivan John Jay College of Criminal Justice

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

Changing Contours of Criminal Justice

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Author: Mary Bosworth,Carolyn Hoyle,Lucia Zedner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191092827

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Oxford Centre for Criminology, this edited collection of essays seeks to explore the changing contours of criminal justice over the past half century and to consider possible shifts over the next few decades. The question of how social science disciplines develop and change does not invite any easy answer, with the task made all the more difficult given the highly politicised nature of some subjects and the volatile, evolving status of its institutions and practices. A case in point is criminal justice: at once fairly parochial, much criminal justice scholarship is now global in its reach and subject areas that are now accepted as central to its study - victims, restorative justice, security, privatization, terrorism, citizenship and migration (to name just a few) - were topics unknown to the discipline half a century ago. Indeed, most criminologists would have once stoutly denied that they had anything to do with it. Likewise, some central topics of past criminological attention, like probation, have largely receded from academic attention and some central criminal justice institutions, like Borstal and corporal punishment, have, at least in Europe, been abolished. Although the rapidity and radical nature of this change make it quite impossible to predict what criminal justice will look like in fifty years' time, reflection on such developments may assist in understanding how it arrived at its current form and hint at what the future holds. The contributors to this volume have been invited to reflect on the impact Oxford criminology has had on the discipline, providing a unique and critical discussion about the current state of criminal justice around the world and the origins and future implications of contemporary practice. All are leading internationally-renowned criminologists whose work has defined and often re-defined our understanding of criminal justice policy and literature.

Die Verdammten dieser Erde

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Author: Frantz Fanon,Jean-Paul Sartre

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518371688

Category: Afrika - Entkolonialisierung

Page: 266

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Zerrissene Erde

Roman

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Author: N. K. Jemisin

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426450305

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Die spektakuläre Fantasy-Endzeit-Saga von New-York-Times-Bestseller-Autorin N.K. Jemisin - von einer riesigen Fangemeinde geliebt und ausgezeichnet mit dem HUGO Award Inmitten einer sterbenden Welt hat die verzweifelte Essun nur ein Ziel: ihre Tochter aus den Händen eines Mörders zu befreien, den sie nur zu gut kennt. Seit sich im Herzen des Landes Sansia ein gewaltiger Riss voll brodelnder Lava aufgetan hat, dessen Asche den Himmel verdüstert, scheinen immer mehr Menschen dem Wahnsinn zu verfallen. So lässt der Herrscher seine eigenen Bürger ermorden. Doch nicht Soldaten haben Essuns kleinen Sohn erschlagen und ihre Tochter entführt – sondern ihr eigener Ehemann! Essun folgt den beiden durch ein Land, das zur Todesfalle geworden ist. Und der Krieg ums nackte Überleben steht erst noch bevor. »Der elegante Stil und der düster-realistische Weltenentwurf geben die perfekte Kulisse ab für den fesselnden Kampf vom Schicksal gezeichneter Charaktere um eine zum Untergang verdammte Welt.« Publishers Weekly