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The second edition of the Handbook on Prisons provides a completely revised and updated collection of essays on a wide range of topics concerning prisons and imprisonment. Bringing together three of the leading prison scholars in the UK as editors, this new volume builds on the success of the first edition and reveals the range and depth of prison scholarship around the world.
The Handbook contains chapters written not only by those who have established and developed prison research, but also features contributions from ex-prisoners, prison governors and ex-governors, prison inspectors and others who have worked with prisoners in a wide range of professional capacities. This second edition includes several completely new chapters on topics as diverse as prison design, technology in prisons, the high security estate, therapeutic communities, prisons and desistance, supermax and solitary confinement, plus a brand new section on international perspectives. The Handbook aims to convey the reality of imprisonment, and to reflect the main issues and debates surrounding prisons and prisoners, while also providing novel ways of thinking about familiar penal problems and enhancing our theoretical understanding of imprisonment.
The Handbook on Prisons, Second edition is a key text for students taking courses in prisons, penology, criminal justice, criminology and related subjects, and is also an essential reference for academics and practitioners working in the prison service, or in related agencies, who need up-to-date knowledge of thinking on prisons and imprisonment.
The second edition of the Handbook on Prisons builds on the critical and commercial success of the first edition and includes new chapters, new sections and new authors to give it a fresh and significantly different feel to its predecessor. As with the first edition, this book offers an overview of the very best critical scholarship in the field of prisons and imprisonment and a perfect way in for students and scholars alike.
The new edition has been fully revised and updated with new chapters and contributions, including a brand new section focusing on international perspectives. The book remains innovative and cutting-edge with contributions from the likes of Richard Sparks, Michael Welch, Anna Erikson, Mary Bosworth, Ben Crewe and Shadd Maruna.