Imprisonment and Incarceration: Patterns, Prospects and Psychological Implications


Hillary N. Clarkson (Editor)

Series: Psychology Research Progress
BISAC: PSY036000

Inmates assume different roles during the course of incarceration to survive the pains of imprisonment. It is believed that women feel the pains of imprisonment more harshly than males because of the difficulty in being separated from their family and children. Adaptations to the prison environment differ according to sex, yet, both sexes can succumb to prisonization.

In examining the differences in prisonization and survival strategies between the sexes, research finds that male inmates often enlist as gang members for protection, while women recreate family for emotional support. This book discusses the psychological implications of being incarcerated and the patterns and prospects of imprisonment. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Cultivating A Prison Community: Establishing Conventional Identities Behind the Walls and Beyond
(Kimberly Collica-Cox, PACE University, Criminal Justice & Security, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, New York, NY, USA)

Global Trends in Incarceration around the Turn of the 21st Century
(Douglas B. Weiss, California State University at San Bernardino)

Education in the Context of Deprivation of Liberty: Senses Attributed to Women in the Process of Schooling
(Maria Celeste Reis Fernandes de Souza, Eunice Maria Nazarethe Nonato, Maria Gabriela Parenti Bicalho, Universidade Federal de Sergipe/Brasil, and others)

Desistance from Heroin Use and Ex-prisoner’s Life Narratives of Reform in Hong Kong
(Wing Hong Chui, Ryan Holmes, Department of Applied Social Sciences
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, and others)


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