This is the most comprehensive and ambitious book on prisons to have been published, a key text for anybody studying the subject and an essential work of reference for practitioners working in prisons and other parts of the criminal justice system. It is especially timely in view of the many changes and debates about the role of prisons and their future organisation and management as part of the National Offender Management Service.
A key aim of the book is to explore a wide range of historical and contemporary issues relating to prisons, imprisonment and prison management, and to chart likely future trends. Chapters in the book are written by leading scholars in the field, and reflect the range and depth of prison research and scholarship.
Like the Handbook of Policing and Handbook of Crime Prevention and Community Safety the Handbook on Prisons will be the essential book on the subject.
'An absolutely first rate collection of essays, by the leading authors in the field, which covers the full range of prisons issues. It is hard to imagine that it could possibly be surpassed. A must for teachers, researchers and students.' -Professor Tim Newburn, LSE
'A very useful, comprehensive and challenging collection by the foremost writers on UK prisons and imprisonment today.' -Professor Pat Carlen, Keele University
'Will make an excellent core textbook for courses on prisons.' - Professor Barbara Hudson, University of Central Lancashire
'This book will become a central text for all courses on the prison. The chapters provide a balanced overview of all the main topics and areas. The Introductions written by the editor are welcome contributions in their own right.' -Peter Young, Professor of Criminology, University of Hull
Introduction: Understanding the Prison 1. Imprisonment in the 21st Century: A View from the Inspectorate, Anne Owers CBE, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales Part 1: Prisons in Perspective Introduction, Yvonne Jewkes 2. Prison Histories and Competing Audiences: 1776-1966, Keith Soothill 3. The Changing Face of the English Prison: A Critical Review of the Aims of Imprisonment, David Scott 4. The Politics of Imprisonment, Richard Sparks 5. Imprisonment: Some International Comparisons and the Need to Revisit Panopticism, Roy D. King 6. The Sociology of Imprisonment, Ben Crewe 7. Researching Russian Prisons: A Consideration of New and Established Methodologies in Prison Research, Laura Piacentini 8. The Evolution of Prison Architecture, Yvonne Jewkes and Helen Johnston Part 2: Prisoners Introduction, Yvonne Jewkes 9. Children and Young Persons, Rod Morgan 10. Imprisonment in Old Age, Elaine Crawley 11. Women in Prison, Diana Medlicott 12. Black and Minority Ethnic Prisoners, Kimmett Edgar 13. Political Prisoners and the 'War on Terror', Kieran McEvoy, Kirsten McConnachie and Ruth Jamieson Part 3: Prisons: Themes and Debates Introduction, Yvonne Jewkes 14. Security, Control and the Problems of Containment, Roy D. King 15. Problematizing Prison Privatization: An Overview of the Debate, James Mehigan and Abi Rowe 16. Prison Healthcare, Jane Senior and Jenny Shaw 17. Drugs in Prison, Michael Wheatley 18. Prison Suicide and its Prevention, Alison Liebling 19. Prisons and the Media: The Shaping of Public Opinion and Penal Policy in a Mediated Society, Yvonne Jewkes Part 4: Staffing, Management and Accountability Introduction, Yvonne Jewkes 20. Prison Officers and Prison Culture, Helen Arnold, Alison Liebling and Sarah Tait 21. Governing, Leadership and Change, Andrew Coyle 22. Measuring Order and Control in HM Prison Service, Jamie Bennett 23. Inspecting Prisons - Prison Inspection and Accountability?, Richard Harding 24. Prisoners' Rights, Dirk van Zyl Smit Part 5: Regimes, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Introduction, Yvonne Jewkes 25. Dangerous Offenders and Dangerousness, Sophie Holmes and Keith Soothill 26. Addressing Offending Behaviour: What Works and Beyond, Clive R. Hollin and Charlotte Bilby 27. Through the Prison Gate: Resettlement, Offender Management and the Birth of the 'Seamless Sentence', Kirsty Hudson, Mike Maguire and Peter Raynor 28. Prisoners' Families, Alice Mills and Helen Codd 29. After Prison - What? The Ex-Prisoner's Struggle to Desist from Crime, Shadd Maruna 30. Campaigning For and Campaigning Against Prisons: Excavating and Re-affirming the Case for Prison Abolition, Mick Ryan and Joe Sim