'Trying to get it right': What prison staff say about implementing race relations policy

Spencer, J. and Haslewood-Pocsik, I. and Smith, E. (2009) 'Trying to get it right': What prison staff say about implementing race relations policy. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 9 (2). pp. 187-206. ISSN 1748-8958

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Race Relations in English and Welsh prisons have a history of critical events and flawed management. There is evidence that at the policy level the Prison Service has responded to policy directives to improve race relations. This article is based on research that examined the relationship between national legislation, Prison Service policy and practice. The focus of the article is the views of operational Prison Service staff, revealing the complexities in implementing race relations policy in the testing prison environment. The article concludes that the policies implemented by the Prison Service appear, theoretically, to be a rational and appropriate means of achieving positive race relations. Operationally the Prison Service has experienced the challenges of the prison setting, the need for proper resources and the stresses and strains in meeting the demands of its own race relations policy.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: policy implementation prison management race relations
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > School of Social Science
Depositing User: Users 3 not found.
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2014 14:28
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2015 14:34
URI: https://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/358

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