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Behind the Walls


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Introduction1 Canadian Prisons and Their Problems2 The Prisons and the Interviews3 How Inmates Understand Their Role4 How Inmates Relate to Others5 How Corrections Officers Understand Their Role6 Relations between Inmates and Officers7 The Effect of Policy, Architecture, and Technology8 Boundary Violations by Correctional Officers9 The Effect of Programs10 The Rise of Prison GangsConclusionAppendix: Interview GuideNotesGlossary: Correctional Terms and Inmate ArgotReferences; Index

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Based on candid conversations with inmates and correctional officers in federal and provincial prisons, Behind the Walls offers an up-to-date and balanced account of the corrections landscape in Canada.

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Michael Weinrath is a professor of criminal justice and director of the Justice Research Institute at the University of Winnipeg. Prior to earning a PhD, he spent fourteen years working in community and institutional corrections. He is co-author, with John Winterdyk, of Adult Corrections in Canada.

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