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Author Crewe, Ben.

Title The prisoner society : power, adaptation, and social life in an English prison / Ben Crewe
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2009


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  365.942 Cre/Psp  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 519 pages ; 23 cm
Series Clarendon studies in criminology
Clarendon studies in criminology.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. The Penal Context and History -- 3. Institutional Culture and Power in HMP Wellingborough -- 4. Power -- 5. Adaptation, Compliance and Resistance -- 6. The Prisoner Hierarchy -- 7. Friendship and Social Relations -- 8. Everyday Social Life and Culture -- 9. Concluding Comments -- Appendix. Notes on the Research Process
Summary "While the use of imprisonment continues to rise in developed nations, we have little sociological knowledge of the prison's inner world. Based on extensive fieldwork in a medium-security prison in the UK, HMP Wellingborough, The Prisoner Society: Power, Adaptation and Social Life in an English Prison provides an in-depth analysis of the prison's social anatomy. It explains how power is exercised by the institution, individualizing the prisoner community and demanding particular forms of compliance and engagement. Drawing on prisoners' life stories, it shows how different prisoners experience and respond to the new range of penal practices and frustrations. It then explains how the prisoner society - its norms, hierarchy and social relationships - is shaped both by these conditions of confinement and by the different backgrounds, values and identities that prisoners bring into the prison environment."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Description based on print version record
Subject HMP Wellingborough.
Prison psychology -- Great Britain.
Prisoners -- Great Britain.
Prisons -- England -- Wellingborough -- Sociological aspects.
Prisons -- Great Britain.
LC no. 2009027942
ISBN 9780199577965 (hardback : alk. paper)
Other Titles Prisoner Society