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Introduction

Ben Crewe

in The Prisoner Society

Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9780199577965
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191702266 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577965.003.0001

Series: Clarendon Studies in Criminology

Introduction

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The book is a study of a medium-security or Category-C men's training prison, known colloquially as a ‘Cat-C’. It seeks to expose and dissect the prison's social anatomy, to illuminate the experiences that occur within it, and to relate these both to prisoners' prior lives and to the aims, means, and conditions of the institution. The book also aims to shed light both on the similarities between prison social systems and the reasons why they differ.

Keywords: Category-C; men's training prison; Cat-C; prison; prisoner; prison social systems

Chapter.  4472 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law

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