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Author Levan, Kristine.

Title Prison Violence : Causes, Consequences, and Solutions / by Kristine Levan
Published Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©2012


Description 1 online resource
Series Solving social problems
Solving social problems.
Contents List of tables and figures -- An introduction to prisons, punishment, and prison violence -- Prison, by the numbers -- Prisons and prison violence in other countries -- Prison violence : explanations and theoretical underpinnings -- The effects of prison violence -- Challenges to understanding the problem -- What is being done? -- The long road ahead : the future of prison violence -- References
Summary With a special emphasis on comparisons of violence among incarcerated populations in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, Prison Violence explores the various systems that exist for combating the problem, whilst also considering public perceptions of offenders and punishment, as influenced by media and coverage of high-profile cases. Providing a comprehensive analysis of prison violence on national and international levels, this book examines the extent of the problem, theoretical understandings of the issue and concrete solutions designed to prevent and handle such violence
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Prison violence.
Prison violence.
Våld -- prevention.
Våld -- psykologiska aspekter.
Avskräckning (kriminologi)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781409433910