The Resource Reforming punishment : psychological limits to the pains of imprisonment, Craig Haney, (electronic resource)

Reforming punishment : psychological limits to the pains of imprisonment, Craig Haney, (electronic resource)

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Reforming punishment : psychological limits to the pains of imprisonment
Title
Reforming punishment
Title remainder
psychological limits to the pains of imprisonment
Statement of responsibility
Craig Haney
Creator
Contributor
Provider
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Reforming Punishment: Psychological Limits to the Pains of Imprisonment, author Craig Haney argues that the United States has pursued fundamentally flawed prison policies that have crossed the line from imposing punishment to doing real harm. His carefully reasoned argument suggests that--by ignoring the social contextual causes of crime and minimizing the potentially harmful effects of imprisonment itself--these policies not only cause undue pain to the imprisoned but ultimately increase crime. Today the United States imprisons more people than any other nation. Its prisons are overcrowded, contain unprecedented numbers of mentally ill and nonviolent prisoners, and grossly overrepresent minorities. Too many prison systems still do too little to provide meaningful programming and other forms of effective rehabilitation. Yet adverse conditions can cause prisoners to adapt to the pains of imprisonment in ways that are problematic while they are imprisoned and dysfunctional after they are released. In this critical and incisive but theoretically and empirically based analysis, Haney examines the key psychological issues at the heart of these problems. He uses modern psychological theory not only to challenge current prison practices but also to point to ways psychologists, policymakers, and others can help create a more effective and humane justice system"--Jacket. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
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Haney, Craig
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9471
LC item number
.H33 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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EBSCOhost
Series statement
The law and public policy
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  • Imprisonment
  • Imprisonment
  • Prisons
  • Punishment
  • Prisoners
  • Prisons
Label
Reforming punishment : psychological limits to the pains of imprisonment, Craig Haney, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents
Introduction: Humane values, psychology, and the pains of imprisonment -- Human nature and the history of imprisonment -- Spreading pain : the punitive state and the state of the prisons -- Attribution error as crime control and prison polict -- Context matters : social history -- Surviving the social context of prison -- overcrowding and the situational pathologies of prison -- Special needs prisoners in extremis -- Prison law and the disregard of context -- Limiting prison pain : a psychologically informed corrections agenda -- Toward a rational prison policy
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 386 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781591473176
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DcWaAPA)apa02930043
Label
Reforming punishment : psychological limits to the pains of imprisonment, Craig Haney, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents
Introduction: Humane values, psychology, and the pains of imprisonment -- Human nature and the history of imprisonment -- Spreading pain : the punitive state and the state of the prisons -- Attribution error as crime control and prison polict -- Context matters : social history -- Surviving the social context of prison -- overcrowding and the situational pathologies of prison -- Special needs prisoners in extremis -- Prison law and the disregard of context -- Limiting prison pain : a psychologically informed corrections agenda -- Toward a rational prison policy
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 386 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781591473176
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DcWaAPA)apa02930043

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