From the Back Cover
The Culture of Prison Violence, 1/e
James Byrne, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Faye Taxman, Virginia Commonwealth University
Donald Hummer, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg
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.