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NCJ Number: 31030 Find in a Library
Title: RACIAL-ETHNIC IDENTIFICATION IN PRISONS - 'RIGHT ON FROM THE INSIDE'
Journal: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY AND PENOLOGY  Volume:3  Issue:4  Dated:(NOVEMBER 1975)  Pages:355-366
Author(s): D DENFELD; A HOPKINS
Corporate Author: Academic Press Ltd
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Academic Press Ltd
London Nw1,, England
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: DISCUSSION OF THE REHABILITATIVE POTENTIAL OF RACIAL AND ETHNIC CONSCIOUSNESS BY PRISONERS.
Abstract: THE ARTICLE NOTES THAT ANTI-CRIMINAL IDENTITIES CURRENTLY FOSTERED BY CORRECTIONAL WORKERS ARE LIMITED IN THAT THEY REQUIRE OFFENDERS TO ACCEPT THE ESTABLISHED SOCIAL ORDER AND THE LOW POSITION IN THAT ORDER WHICH THEY OCCUPY. SUCH IDENTITIES ARE NOT CONDUCIVE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF SELF-RESPECT AND ARE THUS NOT READILY ADOPTED. RACIAL-ETHNIC IDENTITIES DO NOT SUFFER THIS LIMITATION. THE PAPER ARGUES THAT RACIAL-ETHNIC AWARENESS IN PRISONS IS INDEED DESTROYING CRIMINAL VALUES AND ORIENTATIONS. FURTHERMORE, IT ARGUES THAT RACIAL-ETHNIC CONSCIOUSNESS IN PRISONS DOES NOT NECESSARILY PROMOTE INTER-RACIAL CONFLICT, AND MAY IN FACT PROMOTE INTERRACIAL HARMONY. FINALLY, SOME SUGGESTIONS ARE OFFERED AS TO HOW CORRECTIONAL WORKERS MIGHT EXPLOIT THE REHABILITATIVE POTENTIAL OF RACIAL-ETHNIC IDENTIFICATION. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Inmate Programs; Race relations; Rehabilitation
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