Expansion in an age of contraction: does prison size matter

Warr, Jason (2014) Expansion in an age of contraction: does prison size matter. Prison Service Journal, 211 . pp. 25-30. ISSN 0300-3558

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Expansion in an Age of Contraction: Does Prison Size Matter
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This article is an adaptation of a lecture given at the HM Prison Service's annual Perrie Lectures 2013. The article explores how the Hobbesian notion of diffidence can infest and impact on large prison environments, staff responses to a prison and toxic behaviours amongst prison staff. The article also offers a critique of the extant 'Titan' and economies of scale ideology that is dictating the investment into increasingly larger prisons despite all the evidence highlighting the dangers of such prisons.

Keywords:Prisons, Titans, Diffidence, Prison staff, oaopen, NotOAChecked
Subjects:L Social studies > L990 Social studies not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
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ID Code:14115
Deposited On:02 Oct 2014 19:31

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