Chapter

‘I Looked at This as a Beautiful Experience’: Mass Incarceration and the Secondary Prisonization of Intimate Relationships

Megan Comfort

in The Eternal Recurrence of Crime and Control: Essays in Honour of Paul Rock

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780199580231
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191702280 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580231.003.0012

Series: Clarendon Studies in Criminology

‘I Looked at This as a Beautiful Experience’: Mass Incarceration and the Secondary Prisonization of Intimate Relationships

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This chapter presents an overview of secondary prisonization. It also provides a case study which illuminates how the concepts from the mid-20th century that advanced our understanding of the impact of incarceration on individuals still resonate as we strive to grasp the broad scope of the penitentiary's role in contemporary society and culture.

Keywords: secondary prisonization; prisonization; incarceration; penitentiary; society; culture

Chapter.  6468 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law

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