Crisis and Change in the British and Dutch Prison Services: Understanding Crisis-reform Processes

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2009 - Law - 219 pages
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Examining the conditions under which a crisis in a policy sector can lead to significant reform within the sector, this study draws on crises within the British and Dutch Prison Services.
 

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Contents

How Crises Can Lead to Reform
7
PreCrisis Descriptions
33
Cell Shortages and Escapes
53
Riots and Reform in England 19901991
93
The Escapes from Whitemoor and Parkhurst 19941995
119
Recognizing Patterns of Reform
153
Alternative Paths to Reform
177
process
190
Appendices
197
Index
215
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Sandra L. Resodihardjo is a lecturer at the Department of Public Administration, Leiden University. In 2007, she spent two months conducting research at the University of Manchester as a Hallsworth Visiting Professor. Her current research focuses on crises, policy making and reform; with an emphasis on the effects of agenda-setting on policy making. She is a founding member of the Dutch Policy Agendas Project.

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