Source: (2007) Cullumpton, Devon: Willan Publishing.

This Handbook provides a broad and wide-ranging account of prisons and imprisonment and represents one of the most ambitious books on the subject yet published. It aims to convey the reality of imprisonment, and to reflect the main issues and debates surrounding prisons and prisoners while providing new ways of thinking about familiar penal problems and enhancing our theoretical understanding of imprisonment. The book reveals the range and depth of prison scholarship. It includes chapters written not only by those who have established prison research over the last half-century but also by prison governors and ex-governors, prison inspectors and others who have worked with prisoners in a wide range of professional capacities. (publishers' description).