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Description - Prisons and Punishment by Yvonne Jewkes

Prisons and Punishment provides a critical introduction to the main debates and dilemmas associated with prisons, imprisonment and punishment, and will acquaint readers with the most interesting and influential literature that has shaped the field. The three-volume set of original classic and contemporary readings is designed to introduce readers to the history and development of prisons, to contemporary theories and issues relating to prison populations, to sociological and psychological literature on the 'effects' of imprisonment, to debates about the management and privatisation of the prison estate and to controversial issues and emerging trends in punishment across the globe. Prisons and Punishment is particularly timely because of the exponentially growing prison populations in many countries and because of new cultures of control which are criminalizing increasing numbers of people and creating a crisis in the penal system. Volume 1 The Meaning of the Prison: Punishment in an Historical and Comparative Context outlines the emergence of the modern prison and explores differing contemporary models of imprisonment in various parts of the world. Volume 2 Prisoners and Prison Communities explores the pervasive characteristics and 'effects' of imprisonment from sociological and psychological perspectives. It discusses life in prison for all its occupants, and also considers the effects of imprisonment on prisoners' families. Volume 3 Punishment: Controversial Issues and Emerging Debates examines prisons in market societies, covering recent moves towards increasing managerialism and greater accountability, prison inspection and human rights issues. It looks at some of the most controversial issues and problems blighting prison systems around the world and discusses the notion of a 'carceral society'. Prisons and Punishment is the definitive tool with which to navigate the fields of penology and prison studies. Each volume in this definitive set includes an introduction by the editor.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781847870230
ISBN-10: 1847870236
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 1184
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Yvonne Jewkes

Professor Yvonne Jewkes joined the School of Applied Social Science at the University of Brighton in January 2016 as Research Professor in Criminology. Prior to that she was Professor of Criminology at the University of Leicester (2007-2015). Her main current research interest is the impact of prison architecture, design and technology on the lives of prisoners and prison staff. She has recently written on the theme of 'doing prison research differently' and about the role of emotion and auto-ethnography in prison research. She is also researching the potential role of computer-mediated technologies on the everyday lives and future prospects of prisoners; and the particular problems that face elderly inmates, from the poor design of prisons to end-of-life healthcare. A theme which has underpinned much of her previous work is that of self and identity: how masculinity is 'performed' in men's prisons; how lifers manage their identity through a disrupted lifecourse; how new communication technologies permit individuals to create, transform, play with, or steal identities and how researchers gain from being attuned to the emotional and auto-ethnographic aspects of their work She is also known for her work on media and crime and is the author of the bestselling Media and Crime (now in its third edition) and the forthcoming Media and Crime in the USA (co-authored with Travis Linnemann).

Books By Yvonne Jewkes

Media and Crime in the U.S. by Yvonne Jewkes
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Handbook on Prisons by Yvonne Jewkes
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Handbook of Internet Crime by Yvonne Jewkes
Paperback, November 2009
Crime and Media by Yvonne Jewkes
Hardback, March 2009