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The Resource The social order of the underworld : how prison gangs govern the American penal system, David Skarbek

The social order of the underworld : how prison gangs govern the American penal system, David Skarbek

Label
The social order of the underworld : how prison gangs govern the American penal system
Title
The social order of the underworld
Title remainder
how prison gangs govern the American penal system
Statement of responsibility
David Skarbek
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When most people think of prison gangs, they think of chaotic bands of violent, racist thugs. Few people think of gangs as sophisticated organizations (often with elaborate written constitutions) that regulate the prison black market, adjudicate conflicts, and strategically balance the competing demands of inmates, gang members, and correctional officers. Yet as David Skarbek argues, gangs form to create order among outlaws, producing alternative governance institutions to facilitate illegal activity. He uses economics to explore the secret world of the convict culture, inmate hierarchy, and prison gang politics, and to explain why prison gangs form, how formal institutions affect them, and why they have a powerful influence over crime even beyond prison walls. The ramifications of his findings extend far beyond the seemingly irrational and often tragic society of captives. They also illuminate how social and political order can emerge in conditions where the traditional institutions of governance do not exist."--Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Skarbek, David
Dewey number
365/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6439.U5
LC item number
S557 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prison gangs
  • Prison administration
  • Prison violence
  • Prisoners
  • Prison administration
  • Prison gangs
  • Prison violence
  • Prisoners
  • United States
  • Gefängnis
  • Kriminalität
  • Bande
  • USA
Label
The social order of the underworld : how prison gangs govern the American penal system, David Skarbek
Link
http://CORRECTIONS.eblib.com.au/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=1685680
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 168-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Governance institutions and the prison community : men's central jail -- The convict code : death row -- The rise of prison gangs : my brother's keeper -- Governance in the society of captives : background check -- The internal organization of prison gangs : Macarthur Park -- How prison gangs govern the outside : puppet -- What works?
Control code
ocn863632264
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 224 pages
Isbn
9780199328499
Lccn
2013041577
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199328505
  • (OCoLC)863632264
Label
The social order of the underworld : how prison gangs govern the American penal system, David Skarbek
Link
http://CORRECTIONS.eblib.com.au/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=1685680
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 168-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Governance institutions and the prison community : men's central jail -- The convict code : death row -- The rise of prison gangs : my brother's keeper -- Governance in the society of captives : background check -- The internal organization of prison gangs : Macarthur Park -- How prison gangs govern the outside : puppet -- What works?
Control code
ocn863632264
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 224 pages
Isbn
9780199328499
Lccn
2013041577
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199328505
  • (OCoLC)863632264

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