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Oxford University Press
15 July 2022
Sykes' The Society of Captives has stood as a classic of modern penology for nearly 60 years. However, the continued relevance of Sykes' seminal publication often passes unremarked by many contemporary scholars working in the very field that such works helped to define. This book combines a series of timely reflections on authority, power and governance in modern prison institutions as well as a reflection on the enduring relevance of the work of Gresham Sykes. With chapters from many of the most influential scholars undertaking prison research today, the contributions discuss such matters as the pains of imprisonment, penal order, staff-prisoner relationships and the everyday world of the prison, drawing on and critiquing Sykes's theories and insights, and placing them in their historic and contemporary context.
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Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 224mm,  Width: 145mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   634g
ISBN:   9780198859338
ISBN 10:   0198859333
Pages:   416
Publication Date:  
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ben Crewe is Professor of Penology and Criminal Justice, and deputy director of the Prisons Research Centre, at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, UK. He has published widely on prisons and imprisonment, including his 2009 monograph 'The Prisoner Society' and (with Susie Hulley and Serena Wright) his recent book 'Life Imprisonment from Young Adulthood: Adaptation, Identity and Time'. Andrew Goldsmith Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor of Criminology, and Director of the Centre for Crime Policy and Research, Flinders University, Adelaide Australia. He co-authored (with Mark Halsey and Andrew Groves) Tackling Correctional Corruption: An Integrity Promoting Approach (Palgrave 2016). He has more recently co-authored (with several others) a book on Cybercrime Prevention (Palgrave 2019). Previously, for Clarendon Press, he edited (and contributed to) Complaints Against the Police: The Trend to External Review (Clarendon, 1991). Mark Halsey is Professor of Criminology, Centre for Crime Policy and Research, Flinders University, Australia. He is the co-author of Generations Through Prison: Experiences of Intergenerational Imprisonment (Routledge 2020) and Young Offenders: Crime, Prison and Struggles for Desistance (Palgrave 2015).

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