Argues that many of the psychological effects of modern prison are more brutal than the physical cruelties of the past. This book shows that the ...Show synopsisArgues that many of the psychological effects of modern prison are more brutal than the physical cruelties of the past. This book shows that the stronger the bonds among prisoners, the more difficult it was for prison guards to run the prisons without finding ways of accommodating the prisoners.Hide synopsis
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Sykes delivers an insightful and accurate account of the development of a culture within prisons - a society of captives. Deprived of normal interactions, prisoners react by changing themselves, and not in a good fashion.
Written from a sociological perspective, Sykes gives readers an inside view of what most people will never see - prison.
Anyone with an interest in penology, criminology, or just knows someone behind bars will find this work fascinating.
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