The Culture of Prison Violence 1st Edition

ISBN-13: 978-0205542963
ISBN-10: 0205542964
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The Culture of Prison Violence, 1/e

James  Byrne, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Faye  Taxman, Virginia Commonwealth University
Donald  Hummer, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg

ISBN-10: 0-205-54296-4


This text is an evidence-based, comprehensive examination of the cause, prevention, and control of prison violence.


 The authors examine the following issues and their relation to prisons and prison violence:

  • Violence prevention and control—Research by the leading international experts on prisons is included.  
  • Culture—The link between inmate, staff, and management culture and prison and community culture and violence is examined.
  • Offender change—A close look is given to best practices, evidence-based review of “what works” to reduce violence in prisons and to change offender behavior, not only in prison but also upon reentry to the community.

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