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Reform in the Making: The Implementation of Social Policy in Prison

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Is it time to give up on rehabilitating criminals? Record numbers of Americans are going to prison, and most of them will eventually return to society with a high chance of becoming repeat offenders. But a decision to abandon rehabilitation programs now would be premature warns Ann Chih Lin, who finds that little attention has been given to how these programs are actually implemented and why they tend to fail. In Reform in the Making, she not only supplies much-needed information on the process of program implementation but she also considers its social context, the daily realities faced by prison staff and inmates. By offering an in-depth look at common rehabilitation programs currently in operation--education, job training, and drug treatment--and examining how they are used or misused, Lin offers a practical approach to understanding their high failure rate and how the situation could be improved.

Based on extensive observation and over 350 interviews with staff and prisoners in five medium-security male prisons, the book contrasts successfully implemented programs with subverted, abandoned, or neglected programs (those which staff reject or which do not teach prisoners anything useful). Lin explains that staff and prisoners have little patience with programs aimed at long-range goals when they must face the ongoing, immediate challenge of surviving prison life. Finding incentives to make both sides participate fully in rehabilitation is among the book's many contributions to improving prison policy.

Table of Contents

List of Tables ix

Acknowledgments Xi

Introduction "This Place Just by Being Here Is Not Going to Correct You": The Rediscovery of Rehabilitation 3

1. Revisiting Rehabilitation: Why "What Works" Is the Wrong Question 15

2. Keeping the Peace: Institutional Needs, Institutional Values, and Implementation 33

3. Unsuccessful Implementation: The Use and Abuse of Programs 60

4. Successful Implementation: Keeping Busy and Helping Yourself 98

5. The Importance of Successful Implementation: Recasting the Debate over Mandatory and Voluntary Programs 129

Conclusion Deliberately Successful Implementation: Doing Time, Doing My Time, and Letting the Time Do Me 160

Appendix 1 Research Design Meets Prison Administration: Methodological Notes 175

Appendix 2 On Being Who You Are: Credibility, Bias, and Good Research 186

Bibliography 195

Index 207

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400823673
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Subject:
Criminals
Author:
Lin, Ann Chih
Author:
Ann Chih Lin
Author:
Lin, Ann Chih Chih
Subject:
Prisons
Subject:
Social Science : Penology
Subject:
Political Science : Public Policy - Social Policy
Subject:
Penology
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Social Policy
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Policy
Subject:
Political Science and International Relations
Subject:
Sociology
Subject:
Crime-Prisons and Prisoners
Subject:
Social Science : Sociology - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
June 2002
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
232

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