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Situational prison control : crime prevention in correctional institutions / Richard Wortley
Bib ID 567548
Format BookBook
Author
Wortley, Richard (Richard K.)
 
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Description Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002 
xiv, 253 p. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0521804183
0521009405
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Cambridge studies in criminology (Cambridge University Press)

Summary

"This book examines the control of problem behaviour in prison from a situational crime prevention perspective. Following the success of situational crime prevention in community settings, Richard Wortley argues that the same principles can be used to help reduce the levels of assault, rape, self-harm, drug use, escape and collective violence in our prison systems. This pioneering new study proposes a two-stage model of situational prevention that moves beyond traditional opportunity-reduction: it attempts to reconcile the contradictory urges to control prison disorder by 'tightening-up' and hardening the prison environment on the one hand, and 'loosening-off' and normalising it on the other.

Combining a comprehensive synthesis and evaluation of existing research with original investigation and ground-breaking conclusions, Situational Prison Control will be of great interest to academics and practitioners both in the areas of corrections and crime prevention more generally."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • Pt. I. Theoretical foundations
  • 1. Introduction: why situational prison control?
  • 2. Situational theories of prison behaviour
  • 3. Situational methods of prison control
  • 4. A model of situational prison control
  • Pt. II. Specific behaviours
  • 5. Prisoner-prisoner violence
  • 6. Sexual assaults
  • 7. Prisoner-staff violence
  • 8. Self-harm
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 226-247) and index.

Subjects Prison violence - Prevention.  |  Crime prevention.  |  Prison discipline.  |  Prison psychology.

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