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


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This volume is devoted to the creation of a comprehensive and a reliable report on contrasts and comparisons regarding the extent, the features, the definitions, and the intervention strategies identified in the management of ‘control problems,’ particularly of the two prisoners convicted of long-range imprisonment in England and Wales during the 1980s. Local beliefs, standards and practices are reviewed to better come up with a broad analysis of even, specific individuals. In this concluding chapter, there is a collaboration of all the findings, debates, insights in order to develop a socially grounded framework to further understand the notions of order and disorder ‘behind the walls.’ Also, such hard work is dedicated to the improvement of policies and treatments granted to prisoners.

Keywords: control problems; long-term imprisonment; order; policy modifications; social involvement

Chapter.  14894 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Criminal Law

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