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The Resource Can prisons work? : the prisoner as object and subject in modern corrections, Stephen Duguid, (electronic resource)

Can prisons work? : the prisoner as object and subject in modern corrections, Stephen Duguid, (electronic resource)

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Can prisons work? : the prisoner as object and subject in modern corrections
Title
Can prisons work?
Title remainder
the prisoner as object and subject in modern corrections
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Duguid
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Can individuals be reformed or rehabilitated in the prison? A persistent body of work indicates that rehabilitation and/or reformation through incarceration is illusory. Exceptions, according to this view, are the result of accident, not design. For many practitioners in corrections systems, the incarceration of criminals is a "fact" and the task of prisons is to isolate, deter, and punish and only then, perhaps reform the criminal. In "Can Prison Work?" Stephen Duguid contends that both critics and defenders of incarceration have erred in making the prisoner the object rather than the subject of their discourse; the critics see prisoners as victims of a monstrous institution and the defenders view them as incorrigibles persuaded only by coercion or manipulation. Duguid begins by reviewing the philosophical and cultural contexts that led to the idea of "curing" criminals (in addition to deterring crime) through treatment and incarceration, presenting diverse historical commentaries from Plato and Socrates to former inmates. The two dominant approaches to modern corrections are also discussed, the one based on sociology and the one based on psychology - the latter being seen as responsible for the rise in the twentieth century of a medicalized approach to corrections. It was the collapse of this 'medical' model (in the 1970s) that created possibilities for innovative approaches in penology and four of these approaches are examined in some depth. Focusing on prisons with broadly conceived educational programs organized by people from outside the field of corrections, Duguid describes how programs in Canada, England, Scotland, and the United States were successful largely because the relationship with prisoner-students was built around notions of reciprocity, mutual respect, and individual development. Empirical data from an extensive follow-up study of the Canadian program is presented as evidence of the potential success using these kinds of approaches. In each of these cases, however, these programs, others like them, were eventually terminiated by prison authorities. The book concludes with the exploration of the tension between prison systems and outsiders engaged with programs within prisons. It argues against the re-emergence of a new medical model in favour of more humane - and human - approaches to individual change and reformation. Winner of the Harold Adams Innis Prize, awarded by the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
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Duguid, Stephen
Dewey number
364.6/01
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Criminals
  • Prisoners
  • Corrections
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Can prisons work? : the prisoner as object and subject in modern corrections, Stephen Duguid, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The origins of curing crime and similar popular delusions -- 3. Insight wars : the struggle for the prisoner's mind and soul -- 4. Let a hundred flowers bloom, a hundred schools of thought contend -- 5. Reeling about : the era of opportunities -- 6. The return of the criminal as 'the enemy within' -- 7. A cold wind from the north, the medical model redux -- 8. From object to subject, the potential for a room of one's own within the prison
Control code
ocn244767982
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 298 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442671676
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)244767982
Label
Can prisons work? : the prisoner as object and subject in modern corrections, Stephen Duguid, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The origins of curing crime and similar popular delusions -- 3. Insight wars : the struggle for the prisoner's mind and soul -- 4. Let a hundred flowers bloom, a hundred schools of thought contend -- 5. Reeling about : the era of opportunities -- 6. The return of the criminal as 'the enemy within' -- 7. A cold wind from the north, the medical model redux -- 8. From object to subject, the potential for a room of one's own within the prison
Control code
ocn244767982
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 298 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442671676
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)244767982

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