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Prison rape law, media, and meaning

Michael A. Smyth 1951-

2011

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  • Title:
    Prison rape law, media, and meaning
  • Author: Michael A. Smyth 1951-
  • Description: CONTENTS; CHAPTER ONE: Introduction; Theoretical Concerns; Data; Method of Analysis; CHAPTER TWO: Prison Rape in the Popular Press, 1969-1991; Introduction; Diagnosing the Problem; Assigning Blame; CHAPTER THREE: Prison Rape in the Popular Press, 1992-2006; Introduction; Diagnosing the Problem; Assigning Blame; CHAPTER FOUR: Prison Rape in the Courts,1969-1991; Diagnosing the Problem; Attributing Blame; CHAPTER FIVE: Prison Rape in the Courts, 1992-2006; Introduction; Diagnosing the Problem; Attributing Blame; CHAPTER SIX: Summary and Conclusions; The Historical Era; The Contemporary Era
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    Focusing on discourse generated between 1969 and 2006 in the legal arena and in the print news media, the author takes an historical-interpretive approach to illuminate the role of cultural forces and attendant ideologies in shaping the contours of the phenomenon commonly known as "prison rape." Locating this work within the sociology of punishment, the author employs frame analysis and draws on two previously unrelated literatures - Garland's cultural analytic model and constitutive legal scholarship - to produce a genealogy of discourse about sexual assault in carceral settings as manifest i
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Publisher: El Paso Tex. : LFB Scholarly Pub.
  • Format: 1 online resource (195 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-59332-692-0
  • Subjects: Prisoners -- Sexual behavior -- United States; Male rape -- United States; Sex crimes -- United States; Prison violence -- United States; Prison administration -- United States; Prisons in mass media; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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