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Author Ireland, Jane L., author

Title Bullying among prisoners : evidence, research and intervention strategies / Jane L. Ireland
Published Hove, England ; New York : Routledge, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (256 pages) : illustrations, tables
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of figures; List of tables; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 Bullying in prison: the research field to date; Why study bullying among prisoners?; Defining aggression; What is bullying and how does it relate to aggression?; What research has been done into prison bullying?; How has the research field evolved?; Summary; 2 Defining and measuring bullying in a prison environment; Defining bullying in a prison environment; Measuring bullying: the methods used
Perceived characteristics of bullies and victimsActual characteristics of bullies and victims; What characteristics are important?; Summary; 6 Reactions to bullying; Emotional responses; Avoidance and social isolation; Aggressive responses; Self-injurious behaviour; Summary; 7 Strategies: 1 preventing bullying; Focus of research; Themes of intervention; What makes an effective strategy?; Summary; 8 Strategies: 2 reacting to bullying; Themes of intervention; Accounting for the different groups involved in bullying; What makes an effective strategy?; Summary; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Problems in measuring bullying in a prison environmentWhat guidelines should researchers follow?; Summary; 3 The extent and nature of bullying; The extent of bullying; The nature of bullying; Sex differences in bullying; Age differences in bullying; Environmental differences in bullying; Summary; 4 Why does bullying occur among prisoners?; Why do prisoners think bullying occurs?; The physical environment; The social environment; Individual characteristics; A model to explain bullying in prisons; Summary; 5 Characteristics of bullies and victims; The groups involved in bullying
Summary Bullying in prisons can have severe consequences both for those directly involved and for the prison regime as a whole, yet the subject has been curiously neglected in the literature. In 1993, the Prison Service introduced their first anti-bullying strategy, and since then there has been a great deal of research on the subject. Bullying Among Prisoners summarises this research, and seeks to answer some important questions. Bullying Among Prisoners identifies problems in defining and measuring bullying, along with proposing guidelines on how research in this field should be
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed July 26, 2014)
Subject Bullying -- Prevention.
Prison psychology.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315783231 (electronic bk.)
1317710908 (electronic bk.)
9781315783239 (electronic bk.)
9781317710905 (electronic bk.)