Typologies of prisoners

Rowe, Abigail (2007). Typologies of prisoners. In: Jewkes, Yvonne and Bennett, Jamie eds. Dictionary of Prisons and Punishment. Cullompton: Willan, pp. 300–302.

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Typologies of prisoner roles within inmate society were a major preoccupation of prison sociology in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. They formed an integral part of analyses of prisoner subcultures, which was the dominant theme in prison sociology at this time. They seek to define, and in some cases explain or predict, prisoners' mode of adaptation to imprisonment.

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