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NCJ Number: 40759 Find in a Library
Title: PRISON ORGANIZATION AND INMATE SUBCULTURES
Author(s): C W THOMAS; D M PETERSEN
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 71
Sponsoring Agency: Bobbs-Merrill
New York, NY 10019
Sale Source: Bobbs-Merrill
4 West 58th Street
New York, NY 10019
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: PERSPECTIVES ON THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AND THE ROLE OF CORRECTIONS ARE PRESENTED IN THIS BOOKLET.
Abstract: TWO PROBLEMS ARE DISCUSSED. THE FIRST IS AN EXAMINATION OF THE PRISON SYSTEM AS A COMPLEX ORGANIZATION. THE SECOND CONCENTRATES ON THE NATURE OF INMATE SOCIETY OR INMATE SUBCULTURE THAT DEVELOPS WITHIN THE PRISON. THE ARTICLE ALSO DISCUSSES THE EXTENT TO WHICH ASSIMILATION INTO THE INMATE SOCIETY INFLUENCES BOTH PRISON ADAPTATIONS AND POSTPRISON ADJUSTMENTS IN THE LARGER SOCIETY. ALSO COVERED ARE THE CONSEQUENCES OF CONFINEMENT....BDS
Index Term(s): Correctional organization; Effects of imprisonment; Inmate attitudes; Inmate organizations; Inmates; Management; Social organization
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