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The Psychological Effects of Imprisonment

Craig Haney

in The Oxford Handbook of Sentencing and Corrections

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780199730148
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199730148.013.0024

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 The Psychological Effects of Imprisonment

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This article studies the psychological effects of imprisonment. It addresses the argument that the present justice system suffers from legal and structural flaws, both of which cause pain to the imprisoned and eventually increases crime. It notes that adapting to prison means exposure to sexual assault, violence, and overcrowding, which may cause social and personal problems that would prevent successful reintegration.

Keywords: psychological effects; imprisonment; justice system; flaws; adapting to prison; reintegration

Article.  10379 words. 

Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice ; Prisons and Jails

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