skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 35444 Find in a Library
Title: PRISON - POLICY AND PRACTICE
Author(s): G HAWKINS
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 228
Sponsoring Agency: University of Chicago Press
Chicago, IL 60637
Sale Source: University of Chicago Press
1427 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: EXAMINATION OF THE CURRENT STATUS OF PRISONS AND PRISON MANAGEMENT AND OF KEY ISSUES ARISING FROM THE USE OF IMPRISONMENT AS A PENAL METHOD.
Abstract: THE IDEOLOGY OF IMPRISONMENT AND THE PRINCIPAL LINES OF CRITICISM DIRECTED AT THE PRISON ARE DISCUSSED. A DETAILED CRITIQUE OF THE 'SCHOOLS OF CRIME' THEORY IS PRESENTED AS IS A CRITIQUE OF ITS MODERN COUNTERPART, THE PRISONIZATION HYPOTHESIS - THE NOTION THAT PRISONS INSTILL DISTINCT INMATE ATTITUDES AND MORES. ISSUES SUCH AS THE ROLE OF THE PRISON GUARD, WORK IN PRISONS, AND THE USE OF PRISONERS AS RESEARCH SUBJECTS FOR MEDICAL EXPERIMENTS ARE DISCUSSED AS ARE THE PRISONERS' RIGHTS MOVEMENT AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR THE FUTURE OF PRISON ADMINISTRATION. SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CHANGES FOR PRISON REFORM ARE MADE THROUGHOUT AND OBSTACLES TO CHANGE IN THE PRISON SYSTEM ARE TREATED IN THE FINAL CHAPTER.
Index Term(s): Correctional institutions (adult); Effects of imprisonment; Future trends; Incarceration; Management; Penology; Prisoner's rights; Reform
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=35444

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.