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dc.contributor.authorLeahy, June
dc.identifier.citationSocial Thought and Research, Volume 21, Number 1&2 (1998), pp. 279-290
dc.description.abstractAdaptation, or coping, has historically been an important aspect of prison life for students of penal policy. Sociologists in particular, following Donald Clemmer, have focused much of their attention on the processes of assimilation into the prison culture. Data gathered in a maximum security population of a large midwestern prison calls into question the salience of the prisonization concept in contemporary prisons. In particular. the solidary model, at the heart of the prisonization concept is absent and findings suggest that contemporary prisoners, far from joining their peers in soliclarity and opposition to the administration, are overtly self-serving in dealing with prison life.
dc.publisherDepartment of Sociology, University of Kansas
dc.rightsCopyright (c) Social Thought and Research. For rights questions please contact Editor, Department of Sociology, Social Thought and Research, Fraser Hall, 1415 Jayhawk Blvd, Lawrence, KS 66045.
dc.titleCoping Strategies of Prisoners in a Maximum Security Prison. Minimals, Optirnals and Utilitarians

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