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Living in prison : the ecology of survival

Author: Hans Toch
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©1977.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book illuminates the relationship that links environments to the persons who must live and work in them. By presenting the maximum security prison as a living environment, and illustrating the personal impact prisons have on individual inmates, Hans Toch, who is a psychologist with many years of research experience in "real life" settings, shows us how men adapt to stressful stimuli. He also provides a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Toch
ISBN: 002932680X 9780029326800
OCLC Number: 3205329
Notes: University of KwaZulu-Natal Library notes:
Includes index.
4
SA.
2
Description: xii, 318 pages : graphs ; 25 cm
Contents: Transactions of man and environment --
Too little or too much : activity and privacy --
Violence from without and within : safety --
A concern with positive feelings : emotional feedback --
Opportunity for achievement : support --
Stability of the environment : structure --
Issues related to dependence and autonomy : freedom --
Environmental themes and variations --
Inmate victimization --
Niches in prison --
Living in protection --
The Prison Preference Profile --
Patterns of preference profiles --
Classification for inmate survival.
Responsibility: Hans Toch, with contributions by John Gibbs, John Seymour, Daniel Lockwood.
Local System Bib Number:
u265508
u662906
(Sirsi) i9780029326800
(Sirsi) i9780029329405
(Sirsi) 265508
(Sirsi) 662906

Abstract:

This book illuminates the relationship that links environments to the persons who must live and work in them. By presenting the maximum security prison as a living environment, and illustrating the personal impact prisons have on individual inmates, Hans Toch, who is a psychologist with many years of research experience in "real life" settings, shows us how men adapt to stressful stimuli. He also provides a blueprint for reform--a practical solution to the problem of making prisons, and other settings, more effective and more humane.
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