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NCJ Number: 115025 Find in a Library
Title: Donald Cressey and the Sociology of the Prison
Journal: Crime and Delinquency  Volume:34  Issue:3  Dated:(July 1988)  Pages:328-337
Author(s): J Irwin
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 9
Type: Historical Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In his foreword to my book, 'Prisons in Turmoil,' Donald Cressey listed me as one of his 'known sociological children.'
Abstract: Looking back on our relationship and my career in sociology, it is apparent to me now that he drew me into the area of prison research, got me started, and then, in a sense, passed it on to me and later to other students. In reviewing the sociology of the prison here, I will attempt to describe Cressey's early direct contribution and his continued influence on me and the field. But in order to accomplish this, I must fill in some details about his character and our relationship. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Correctional facilities
Index Term(s): Inmates; Rehabilitation; Social organization
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