Incarcerating Criminals: Prisons and Jails in Social and Organizational Context

Paperback | February 1, 1998

EditorTimothy J. Flanagan, James W. Marquart, Kenneth G. Adams

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Incarcerating Criminals places prisons and jails in the context of their social and organizational environments, examining these modern day correctional institutions and the issues and trends surrounding them. Selections provide historical and contemporary perspectives and data on theinstitutions themselves, their origins and development, and current controversies such as overcrowding, substance abuse treatment, and health care. Understanding why prisons are built when they are, where they are, and administered as they are requires students to appreciate the inextricable linksbetween these institutions, the rest of the criminal justice system, and the social and political atmosphere that supports them. Incarcerating Criminals offers students a better understanding of the reasons for developing prisons and jails and the premises underlying contemporary correctionaloperations and crime control proposals. A special section focuses on specific inmate groups, from mentally ill offenders to those suffering from AIDS, to female inmates and gang members, to the correctional staff themselves. The concluding section examines the future of jails and prisons, includingsuch current issues as privatization, risk management, and technological advances that affect corrections. Edited by three of the leading scholars in the field, Incarcerating Criminals is essential for advanced undergraduate and graduate level courses in criminal justice, criminology, sociology, andpublic policy, and for those individuals interested in learning more about correctional institutions.

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Incarcerating Criminals places prisons and jails in the context of their social and organizational environments, examining these modern day correctional institutions and the issues and trends surrounding them. Selections provide historical and contemporary perspectives and data on theinstitutions themselves, their origins and developme...

Timothy Flanagan, James Marquart, and Kenneth G. Adams are all at Sam Houston State University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 6.1 × 9.09 × 0.91 inPublished:February 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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PrefaceCHAPTER 1. THE ROLE OF PUNISHMENT AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF INCARCERATIONPieter Spierenburg: The Disappearance of Public ExecutionsJohn H. Langbein: The Historical Origins of the Sanction of Imprisonment for Serious CrimeDavid J. Rothman: The Invention of the PenitentiaryMichel Foucault: Complete and Austere InstitutionsNicole Hahn Rafter: Prisons for Women, 1790-1980CHAPTER 2. THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF INCARCERATIONSusan Sturm: The Legacy and Future of Corrections LitigationPhillip J. Cooper: Prisons: The Cruel and Unusual Punishment ControversyJames W. Marquart and Ben M. Crouch: Judicial Reform and Prisoner Control: The Impact of Ruiz v. Estelle on a Texas PenitentiaryJohn J. DiIulio, Jr.: Judicial Intervention: Lessons from the PastCHAPTER 3. CONTEMPORARY CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS AS PEOPLE PROCESSING ORGANIZATIONSElaine M. Lord: A Prison Superintendent's Perspective on Women in PrisonRichard A. McGee, George Warner, and Nora Harlow: The Special Management InmateDavid J. Cooke: Prison Violence: A Scottish PerspectiveGeoffrey Hunt, Stephanie Riegel, Tomas Morales, and Dan Waldorf: Changes in Prison Culture: Prison Gangs and the Case of the "Pepsi Generation"Susan Philliber: The Brother's Keeper: A Review of the Literature on Correctional OfficersNancy C. Jurik: Organizational Barriers to Women Working as Corrections Officers in Men's PrisonsJohn J. DiIulio, Jr.: The Prison as a Constitutional GovernmentCHAPTER 4. CONTEMPORARY PRISONS AS PROCESS: CORRECTIONAL INTERVENTIONPeter M. Brien and Allen J. Beck: HIV in PrisonsMichael Kirby: AIDS Recommendations and Prisons in AustraliaTheodore M. Hammet and Lynne Harrold, with the assistance of Joel Epstein: Tuberculosis in Correctional FacilitiesTim Brennan: Classification for Control in Jails and PrisonsHelen M. Annis: Effective Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Problems: What Do We Know?Timothy J. Flanagan and Kathleen Maguire: A Full Employment Policy for Prisons in the United States: Some Arguments, Estimates, and ImplicationsT.A. Ryan: Literacy Training and Reintegration of OffendersFreidrich Losel: Effective Correctional Programming: What Empirical Research Tells Us and What It Doesn'tTimothy J. Flanagan: DisciplineCHAPTER 5 THE MODERN JAILDarrell K. Gilliard and Allen J. Beck: Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear 1996John Irwin: The JailJohn A. Backstrand, Don C. Gibbons, and Joseph F. Jones: Who Is in Jail? An Examination of the Rabble HypothesisJohn M. Klofas: The Jail and the CommunityCHAPTER 6. FUTURE ISSUES AND TRENDSCharles H. Logan: Criminal Justice Performance Measures for PrisonsDouglas C. McDonald: Public Imprisonment by Private Means: The Re-emergence of Private Prisons and Jails in the United States, the United Kingdom, and AustraliaMichael Tonry: Racial Disproportion in U.S. PrisonsJerome H. Skolnick: What Not to Do About Crime -- The American Society of Criminology 1994 Presidential AddressKenneth Adams: The Bull Market in CorrectionsKenneth Adams, Timothy J. Flanagan, and James W. Marquart: The Future of the Penitentiary

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"An excellent collection of classic and current readings on prisons, punishment, and the problems and issues facing corrections."--Richard Lawrence, St. Cloud State University