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192 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190672492

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The Puzzle of Prison Order

Why Life Behind Bars Varies Around the World

David Skarbek

  • The first major work to analyze prison governance institutions around the world, instead of only in one country
  • Features remarkable discussions of how prisoners live and conspire behind bars in both historical and contemporary settings
  • Offers the first framework for doing comparative analysis of prison settings through a theoretical approach that can be used in future research by scholars
  • Provides positive analysis that is the foundation of this book identifies numerous normative implications that inform policy
  • Draws on a wide range of interdisciplinary theories and evidence

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