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Legitimacy and procedural justice in prisons

Jackson, Jonathan, Tyler, Tom R., Bradford, Ben, Taylor, Dominic and Shiner, Mike (2010) Legitimacy and procedural justice in prisons. Prison Service Journal, 191 . pp. 4-10. ISSN 0300-3558

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All social situations are ‘ordered’ in some way, comprising a constantly changing set of relationships that establish the structure within which human action occurs. In many circumstances this order is hidden, even ephemeral; we are barely aware of its presence. But this is not the case in prisons. Social order in prison is in many ways highly visible: it is established and managed by the omnipresent rules that govern prison life. In large part these rules are oriented toward reproducing the extant regime. They lay down apparently strict criteria for what constitutes order and what is to be done if it is breached. But what is meant by order in prison? Most social

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Additional Information: © 2010 Crown Copyright
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
K Law > KD England and Wales
Sets: Departments > Methodology
Research centres and groups > Mannheim Centre for Criminology
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2010 09:36

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