Epilogue: The Researcher’s Work is Never Done

  • John P. Conrad
Part of the Law, Society and Policy book series (LSPO, volume 4)


For most of this century, social scientists have taken an interest in the community of keepers and convicts who live in constant confrontation in American prisons. It was many years before their interest was reciprocated by those whose problems and behavior were the object of sociological and psychological study. Practical prison wardens saw no need to change their ways, and few of them found anything of interest in the early studies of sociologists, psychologists, and other outsiders prying into their affairs.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • John P. Conrad
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  1. 1.DavisUSA

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