Introduction

Helen Arnold (Editor), Rosemary Ricciardelli (Editor), Matt Maycock (Editor)

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Abstract

In this chapter the editors outline the main focus of in the book, introduce each of the four book sections, and provide a synthesis of each of the chapters in turn. Highlighting existing research in relation to prison officers internationally, the new and original contribution that this collection makes to the field is emphasised. The culmination of three years’ work, the aims of this book are to advance knowledge and understanding of the role of prison and correctional officers within penal systems and enable the analysis of connections, comparisons, and tensions between the daily working lives of prison officers around the world. The collection presents a unique and expansive exploration of various key aspects of prison officer work, providing a broad overview and exposition of the work of prison/correction officers through accessible scholarly interpretations. The introduction provides empirical context within which each of the chapters that follow is located.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPrison Officers
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Perspectives on Prison Work
EditorsHelen Arnold, Matthew Maycock, Rosemary Ricciardelli
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Chapter1
Pages1-23
Number of pages23
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9783031410611
ISBN (Print)9783031410604
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2024

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology
ISSN (Print)2753-0604
ISSN (Electronic)2753-0612

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