Research on prisons prior to the prison boom of the 1980s and 1990s focused mainly on inmate subcultures, inmate rights, and sociological interpretations of inmate and guard adaptations to their environment, with qualitative studies and ethnographic methods the norm. In recent years, research has expanded considerably to issues related to inmates' mental health, suicide, managing special types of offenders, risk assessment, and evidence-based treatment programs. The Oxford Handbook of Prisons and Imprisonment provides the only single source that bridges social scientific and behavioral perspectives, providing graduate students with a more comprehensive understanding of the topic, academics with a body of knowledge that will more effectively inform their own research, and practitioners with an overview of evidence-based best practices. Across thirty chapters, leading contributors offer new ideas, critical treatments of substantive topics with theoretical and policy implications, and comprehensive literature reviews that reflect cumulative knowledge on what works and what doesn't. The Handbook covers critical topics in the field, some of which include recent trends in imprisonment, prison gangs, inmate victimization, the use and impact of restrictive housing, unique problems faced by women in prison, special offender populations, risk assessment and treatment effectiveness, prisoner re-entry, and privatization. The Oxford Handbook of Prisons and Imprisonment offers a rich source of information on the current state of institutional corrections around the world, on issues facing both inmates and prison staff, and on how those issues may impede or facilitate the various goals of incarceration.
Table of Contents
PrefaceChapter 1: The Imprisonment Boom of the Late 20th Century: Past, Present, and FutureMona Lynch and Anjuli VermaChapter 2: Who Goes to Prison?Daniel P. Mears and Joshua C. CochranChapter 3: Mass Incarceration and Conditions of ConfinementLeo Carroll, Sharon Calci, and Amber WilsonChapter 4: Exploring Imprisonment across Cross-national ContextsPaul Mazerolle, John Rynne, and Samara McPhedranChapter 5: Theories of Mass IncarcerationNatasha A. Frost and Todd R. ClearChapter 6: Subcultural Adaptations to IncarcerationBen Crewe and Ben LawsChapter 7: The Real Gangbanging is in PrisonScott H. Decker and David PyroozChapter 8: Women in PrisonEmily M. Wright and Calli M. CainChapter 9: Impact of Incarceration on Families and CommunitiesNancy Rodriguez and Jillian J. TuranovicChapter 10: The Two CulturesAlison Liebling and Deborah KantChapter 11: Measuring and Explaining Inmate MisconductBenjamin SteinerChapter 12: Prison RiotsBert UseemChapter 13: Drugs and PrisonsMichael Wheatley, John R. Weekes, Andrea E. Moser, and Kathleen ThibaultChapter 14: A General Model of Harm in Correctional SettingsNancy WolffChapter 15: Understanding the Contours of Prison Disciplinary ProceduresJames Marquart and Chad TrulsonChapter 16: The Effects of Administrative SegregationPaul Gendreau and Ryan M. LabrecqueChapter 17: A Comparison of British and American Policies for Managing Dangerous PrisonersRoy D. KingChapter 18: Adult Offender Assessment and Classification in Custodial SettingsJames Bonta and J. S. WormithChapter 19: Principles of Effective Intervention with Incarcerated OffendersClaire GogginChapter 20: Employment and Vocation Programs in PrisonPaula Smith, Lindsey M. Mueller, and Ryan LabrecqueChapter 21: Treating Sex Offenders in PrisonDevon L. L. Polaschek and Kristina M. BlackwoodChapter 22: The Multiple Faces of ReentrySusan TurnerChapter 23: Implementing Prison-Based TreatmentJames McGuireChapter 24: Preventing Suicide in Detention and Correctional FacilitiesRobert D. Canning and Joel A. DvoskinChapter 25: Offenders with Mental Illness in PrisonSarah M. Manchak and Robert D. MorganChapter 26: The Problem of Incarcerating Juveniles with AdultsJodi Lane and Lonn Lanza-KaduceChapter 27: The Effect of Prisons on CrimeSarah Tahamont and Aaron ChalfinChapter 28: Private Prisons in a New EnvironmentScott D. Camp and Kevin N. WrightChapter 29: Policy and Program Innovations in PrisonsFaye S. Taxman and Brandy BlaskoChapter 30: Current Policies, Future Directions, and the Goals of ConfinementJohn Wooldredge