Control Incidents: the Incidence and Management of Trouble

Richard Sparks, Anthony Bottoms and Will Hay

in Prisons and the Problem of Order

Published in print June 1996 | ISBN: 9780198258186
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681813 | DOI:

Series: Clarendon Studies in Criminology

Control Incidents: the Incidence and Management of Trouble

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Along with the structured interviews and the observational tasks, the authors provide a comprehensive report on the conception of two specified prisoners toward ‘control problems’ and ‘control incidents’ through informative records and carefully conceptualized questions. The chapter presents the accompanying issues and findings regarding this endeavour into three major divisions. First refers to the examination of some information connecting to the temporal and spatial sides of control instances. This is followed by the identification of ‘control incidents’ that happened in Albany and Long Lartin during a particular time frame and their relationship to the more general types of ‘control’ (as discussed in Chapter 3). And lastly, there is a description of the statistical findings that might be associated with ‘control problems’.

Keywords: control problems; control incidents; control; interviews; observation; statistical findings

Chapter.  14991 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law

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