Hard Time

A Fresh Look at Understanding and Reforming the Prison
Original Publish Date: Jun 09, 2016
Product Number: EB00679566
Released: Jul 19, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781119082828
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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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