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Hard Time : A Fresh Look at Understanding and Reforming the Prison, Paperback / softback Book

Hard Time : A Fresh Look at Understanding and Reforming the Prison Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback


Hard Time: A Fresh Look at Understanding and Reforming the Prison, 4th Edition, is a revised and updated version of the highly successful text addressing the origins, evolution, and promise of America s penal system. * Draws from both ethnographic and professional material, and situates the prison experience within both contemporary and historical contexts * Features first person accounts from male and female inmates and staff, revealing what it s actually like to live and work in prison * Includes all-new chapters on prison reform and on supermax correctional facilities, including the latest research on confinement, long-term segregation, and death row * Explores a wide range of topics, including the nature of prison as punishment; prisoner personality types and coping strategies; gang violence; prison officers custodial duties; and psychological, educational, and work programs * Develops policy recommendations for the future based on qualitative and quantitative research and evidence-based initiatives




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