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Prison Officers, International Perspectives on Prison Work

Table Of Contents
Intro -- Acknowledgments -- Praise for Prison Officers -- Contents -- Notes on Contributors -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- 1 Introduction -- The Contributions -- Part I: Prison Officer Interpretations and Performances of Power and Authority -- Part II: Prison Officer Identities and Workplace Culture -- Part III: Implications of Prison Policy and Prison Management for the Role of Prison Officers -- Part IV: Working Conditions and Prison Officer Well-Being -- References -- Part I Prison Officer Interpretations and Performances of Power and Authority -- 2 The Moral Value of Authority: Reflections on the Work of Prison Officers -- Introduction -- The Importance of Staff-Prisoner Relationships in Prison Life -- The Importance of Creative Methods in Research -- Understanding Staff Professionalism -- Links Between the Work of Prison Officers and Outcomes -- Summary and Discussion -- References -- 3 Ukrainian Prison Officers and Their Power -- Introduction -- Prison Officers as a State's Outpost -- Ukrainian Prison Service and State-Citizens Relations -- Methodological Note -- Forms of Officers' Power -- Authority -- Force -- Coercion -- Inducement -- Personalised Power -- Conclusions -- References -- 4 French Prison Officers' Legal Socialisation: 'The Law, Yes, Prisoners' Rights, No' -- Introduction -- The Literature -- Methodology -- Findings -- Code of Conduct and Oath -- Strip Searches -- Civil Society Participation on Disciplinary Commissions -- Ignoring and Resisting the Law -- Discussion -- References -- 5 Proxy Governance in (Post)Colonial Prisons: When Prison Officers Delegate Power to Prisoners -- The 'Other' Officers -- Prisoners Running Prisons -- Conceptualising Prisoner Governance: Diffused, Arrogated and by Proxy -- Staffing by Proxy and Distributive and Disciplinary Power -- Proxy Governance Structures in Myanmar and Uganda
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non fiction
1st ed.
Physical Description
1 online resource (528 pages)
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