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NCJ Number: 41805 Find in a Library
Title: INMATE SOCIAL SYSTEM (FROM SOCIOLOGY OF CORRECTIONS - A BOOK OF READINGS 1977, BY ROBERT G. LEGER AND JOHN R. STRATTON - SEE NCJ-41800)
Author(s): G M SYKES; S L MESSINGER
Corporate Author: John Wiley and Sons
Managing Editor
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 13
Sponsoring Agency: John Wiley and Sons
New York, NY 10158
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE NORMS, ATTITUDES, AND BELIEFS UNDERLYING THE SYSTEM OF SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS AMONG PRISON INMATES IS EXAMINED IN THIS CHAPTER.
Abstract: AFTER SUMMARIZING THE SALIENT FEATURES OF THE SOCIETY OF PRISONERS AS PRESENTED IN THE SOCIOLOGICAL LITERATURE OF THE LAST TWO DECADES, THE AUTHORS COMMENT BRIEFLY ON THE MAJOR THEORETICAL APPROACH THAT HAS BEEN USED IN DISCUSSING PRISON LIFE IN THE PAST. THEN THE AUTHORS DEVELOP A THEORY OF THE STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONING OF THE INMATE SOCIAL SYSTEM, PRIMARILY IN TERMS OF INMATE VALUES AND THEIR RELATED ROLES, AND FINALLY SOME POSSIBILITIES FOR FUTURE RESEARCH ARE OUTLINED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)...MSP
Index Term(s): Inmate attitudes; Inmate organizations; Social organization; Sociology; Theory
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