The Pains of Imprisonment

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Robert Johnson, Hans Toch
SAGE Publications, Dec 1, 1982 - Social Science - 330 pages
What are the primary constituents of stress in prison, and how can it be ameliorated? The specific conditions that create stress -- from the initial loss of freedom, to overcrowding, victimization and riots -- are described and analyzed. The effects of prison on specific populations: women, minorities, adolescents, and parolees, are also researched. Recommendations for long-term policy are made for maximizing the environmental resources of the prison, and improving classification and treatment.

`...highly recommended for all professional and academic libraries. It is suitable for both upper-division undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of stress, psychology, penology, sociology, and criminal justice.' -- Choi

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Contents

Foreword by Christopher S Dunn
13
Studying and Reducing Stress
25
Crowding and Confinement
45
Copyright

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