The Resource The social order of the underworld : how prison gangs govern the American penal system, David Skarbek

The social order of the underworld : how prison gangs govern the American penal system, David Skarbek

Label
The social order of the underworld : how prison gangs govern the American penal system
Title
The social order of the underworld
Title remainder
how prison gangs govern the American penal system
Statement of responsibility
David Skarbek
Title variation
How prison gangs govern the American penal system
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When most people think of prison gangs, they think of chaotic bands of violent, racist thugs. Few people think of gangs as sophisticated organizations (often with elaborate written constitutions) that regulate the prison black market, adjudicate conflicts, and strategically balance the competing demands of inmates, gang members, and correctional officers. Yet as David Skarbek argues, gangs form to create order among outlaws, producing alternative governance institutions to facilitate illegal activity. He uses economics to explore the secret world of the convict culture, inmate hierarchy, and prision gangs
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
365/.6
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6439.U5
LC item number
S557 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The social order of the underworld : how prison gangs govern the American penal system, David Skarbek
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Governance institutions and the prison community : men's central jail -- The convict code : death row -- The rise of prison gangs : my brother's keeper -- Governance in the society of captives : background check -- The internal organization of prison gangs : Macarthur Park -- How prison gangs govern the outside : puppet -- What works?
Control code
ocn879576116
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306731171
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
604368
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b30348560
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)879576116
  • pebco019932851X

Library Locations

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