Causes and prevention of violence in prisons

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Title Causes and prevention of violence in prisons
Author Homel, Ross; Thompson, Carleen Marie
Book Title Corrections Criminology
Editor Sean O'Toole & Simon Eyland
Year Published 2005
Place of publication Sydney
Publisher Hawkins Press
Abstract This essay provides a brief overview of what is known about what causes prison violence, and how it can be prevented or reduced. The focus is interpersonal violence rather than collective disorder or self-inflicted harm, but the review does encompass violence involving staff (whether as victim or perpetrator) as well as prisoner-to-prisoner violence. The method is a selective and interpretive review of the literature, drawing particularly on key theoretical models and well-designed empirical studies, rather than being a more formal systematic review or meta-analysis. The chapter includes an update of material in an earlier comprehensive review of the literature on violence and violence prevention (Chapter 5 in Homel, 1999).
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2005 Federation Press. Please refer to the book link for access to the definitive, published version.
Chapter Number 11
Page from 101
Page to 108
ISBN 1876067179
Date Accessioned 2006-03-20
Language en_AU
Research Centre Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance
Faculty Faculty of Arts
Subject PRE2009-Justice Systems and Administration
Publication Type Book Chapters
Publication Type Code b1

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