The Culture of Prison Sexual Violence
| Cataloged on:
Jan. 09, 2007
ANNOTATION: Results from a national, "socio-cultural study of prison sexual violence in men's and women's high-security prisons across the United States" are provided. Five chapters follow an executive summary: historical perspectives on prison culture and sexual violence research; research design and methodology; social-cultural and verbal dynamics of sexual violence; the culture of sexual victimization; and management of prison sexual violence. A lexicon of the culture of prison sex is also included. The adverse impact of the staff's superficial knowledge of inmate social life combined with the lack of serious penalties for unethical behavior on the part of staff result in increased sexual violence.