Personal reflections on prison staff

Warr, Jason (2008) Personal reflections on prison staff. In: Understanding prison staff. Willan/Routledge, pp. 17-29. ISBN 9781843922742, 9781843922759

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Abstract

This chapter is based on the author's own reflections of prison life and prison staff. It is split into four core themes: the positive and negative impact that members of staff can have on inmates; the brutalising effects of imprisonment and how these can affect everyone who steps behind the prison walls; the imbalance of power that exists between staff members and the prisoner and how that can impact on the relationships they experience; and lastly, how the power relationships between prisoner and prison staff can shape the nature of the prison environment.

Keywords:imprisonment, prisons, prison staff, power
Subjects:L Social studies > L390 Sociology not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
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ID Code:15143
Deposited On:03 Oct 2014 08:05

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