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Incarcerating Criminals Prisons and Jails in Social and Organizational Context

ISBN-10: 0195105419
ISBN-13: 9780195105414
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Description: Incarcerating Criminals places prisons and jails in the context of their social and organizational environments, examining these modern day correctional institutions and the issues and trends surrounding them. Selections provide historical and  More...

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List price: $54.95
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/26/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Incarcerating Criminals places prisons and jails in the context of their social and organizational environments, examining these modern day correctional institutions and the issues and trends surrounding them. Selections provide historical and contemporary perspectives and data on the institutions themselves, their origins and development, and current controversies such as overcrowding, substance abuse treatment, and health care. Understanding why prisons are built when they are, where they are, and administered as they are requires students to appreciate the inextricable links between these institutions, the rest of the criminal justice system, and the social and political atmosphere that supports them. Incarcerating Criminals offers students a better understanding of the reasons for developing prisons and jails and the premises underlying contemporary correctional operations and crime control proposals. A special section focuses on specific inmate groups, from mentally ill offenders to those suffering from AIDS, to female inmates and gang members, to the correctional staff themselves. The concluding section examines the future of jails and prisons, including such current issues as privatization, risk management, and technological advances that affect corrections. Edited by three of the leading scholars in the field, Incarcerating Criminals is essential for advanced undergraduate and graduate level courses in criminal justice, criminology, sociology, and public policy, and for those individuals interested in learning more about correctional institutions.

JAMES W. MARQUART is Associate Provost and Professor of Criminology at the University of Texas at Dallas, where he also directs the criminology and sociology programs and has co-authored numerous books, including the award-winning The Rope, the Chair, and the Needle: Patterns of Capital Punishment in Texas, 1923–1990.

Preface
The Role of Punishment and the Development of Incarceration
The Disappearance of Public Executions
The Historical Origins of the Sanction of Imprisonment for Serious Crime
The Invention of the Penitentiary
Complete and Austere Institutions
Prisons for Women, 1790-1980
The Legal Environment of Incarceration
The Legacy and Future of Corrections Litigation
Prisons: The Cruel and Unusual Punishment Controversy
Judicial Reform and Prisoner Control: The Impact of Ruiz v. Estelle on a Texas Penitentiary
Judicial Intervention: Lessons from the Past
Contemporary Correctional Institutions as People Processing Organizations
A Prison Superintendent's Perspective on Women in Prison
The Special Management Inmate
Prison Violence: A Scottish Perspective
Changes in Prison Culture: Prison Gangs and the Case of the "Pepsi Generation"
The Brother's Keeper: A Review of the Literature on Correctional Officers
Organizational Barriers to Women Working as Corrections Officers in Men's Prisons
The Prison as a Constitutional Government
Contemporary Prisons as Process: Correctional Intervention
HIV in Prisons
AIDS Recommendations and Prisons in Australia
Tuberculosis in Correctional Facilities
Classification for Control in Jails and Prisons
Effective Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Problems: What Do We Know?
A Full Employment Policy for Prisons in the United States: Some Arguments, Estimates, and Implications
Literacy Training and Reintegration of Offenders
Effective Correctional Programming: What Empirical Research Tells Us and What It Doesn't
Discipline
The Modern Jail
Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear 1996
The Jail
Who Is in Jail? An Examination of the Rabble Hypothesis
The Jail and the Community
Future Issues and Trends
Criminal Justice Performance Measures for Prisons
Public Imprisonment by Private Means: The Re-emergence of Private Prisons and Jails in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia
Racial Disproportion in U.S. Prisons
What Not to Do About Crime -- The American Society of Criminology 1994 Presidential Address
The Bull Market in Corrections
The Future of the Penitentiary

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