Understanding and reducing prison violence: an integrated social control-opportunity perspective

"Understanding and Reducing Prison Violence considers both the individual and prison characteristics associated with violence perpetration and violent victimization among both prison inmates and staff. Prison violence is not a random process; rates of violence vary across prisons and the odds o...

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Main Author: Steiner, Benjamin (Author)
Other Authors: Wooldredge, John (Author)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: London New York Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group [2020]
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Summary:"Understanding and Reducing Prison Violence considers both the individual and prison characteristics associated with violence perpetration and violent victimization among both prison inmates and staff. Prison violence is not a random process; rates of violence vary across prisons and the odds of perpetrating violence or experiencing violent victimization vary across inmates and staff. A comprehensive understanding of the causes of prison violence therefore requires consideration of both individual and prison characteristics. Building on large dataset comprising 5,500 inmates and 1,800 officers across 45 prisons located across two of the United States (Ohio and Kentucky), this book showcases one of the largest and most comprehensive studies of prisons carried out to date. It considers both the implications of the study for theories of prison violence; and the implications of the study for preventing violence in prisons. It will be of interest to academics, practitioners and policy makers alike"--
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description:xiii, 172 Seiten Illustrationen 25 cm
ISBN:9781138552609