Coping, Behavior, and Adaptation in Prison Inmates

  • Edward Zamble
  • Frank J. Porporino

Part of the Research in Criminology book series (RESEARCH CRIM.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Edward Zamble, Frank J. Porporino
    Pages 1-15
  3. Edward Zamble, Frank J. Porporino
    Pages 16-31
  4. Edward Zamble, Frank J. Porporino
    Pages 32-41
  5. Edward Zamble, Frank J. Porporino
    Pages 42-50
  6. Edward Zamble, Frank J. Porporino
    Pages 51-75
  7. Edward Zamble, Frank J. Porporino
    Pages 76-89
  8. Edward Zamble, Frank J. Porporino
    Pages 90-102
  9. Edward Zamble, Frank J. Porporino
    Pages 103-123
  10. Edward Zamble, Frank J. Porporino
    Pages 124-131
  11. Edward Zamble, Frank J. Porporino
    Pages 132-144
  12. Edward Zamble, Frank J. Porporino
    Pages 145-155
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 156-204

About this book

Introduction

This book is the report of a collaborative effort. Frank Porporino and I arrived at the starting point for our work together by very different routes. Originally trained as an experimental psychologist, I had become in­ creasingly restive within the confines of the laboratory, and spent a sab­ batical year in the equivalent of a clinical internship. I then spent some time as a part-time consultant in a local penitentiary. Most of my time in the institution was spent with inmates with a variety of problems, probably about 50 individuals over the course of a year. Although this was far fewer than a full-time psychologist in the system might encounter, it served as a quick cram course on problem prisoners and prisoner problems. Very quickly my stereotypes about convicts were shown to be virtually useless. I learned that the criminal classes included all levels of society, and that the behavior of prisoners was the same as that of other human beings in a difficult environment.

Keywords

Crime Encounter coping interaction socialization

Authors and affiliations

  • Edward Zamble
    • 1
  • Frank J. Porporino
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyQueen’s UniversityKingstonCanada
  2. 2.Ministry of the Solicitor General of CanadaOttawaCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-8757-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-8759-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-8757-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-7540
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