Bullying Among Prisoners: Evidence, Research and Intervention Strategies

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Psychology Press, 2002 - Psychology - 235 pages
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Bullying in prisons can have severe consequences both for those directly involved and for the prison regime as a whole, yet the subject has been curiously neglected in the literature. In 1993, the Prison Service introduced their first anti-bullying strategy, and since then there has been a great deal of research on the subject. Bullying Among Prisonerssummarises this research, and seeks to answer some important questions.
Bullying Among Prisonersidentifies problems in defining and measuring bullying, along with proposing guidelines on how research in this field should be conducted. The book covers:
* what bullying is
* how and why it occurs
* the effects of bullying
* practical strategies for preventing bullying.
By outlining a series of interventions that can be employed to address bullying, this book will prove an invaluable resource for all those working directly with the perpetrators and victims, not only in prisons but also in a range of settings such as regional secure units and special hospitals.
 

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Contents

the research field to date
1
Defining and measuring bullying in a prison environment
20
The extent and nature of bullying
49
Why does bullying occur among prisoners?
74
Characteristics of bullies and victims
96
Reactions to bullying
125
I preventing bullying
146
2 reacting to bullying
176
Notes
211
Index
223
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Jane L. Ireland is a chartered forensic psychologist and a member of the International Society for Research into Aggression. She has published many journal articles in the area of bullying among prisoners.

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