Male prisoners’ orientations towards female officers in an English prison

  title={Male prisoners’ orientations towards female officers in an English prison},
  author={Ben Crewe},
  journal={Punishment \& Society},
  pages={395 - 421}
  • Ben Crewe
  • Published 1 October 2006
  • Law, Sociology
  • Punishment & Society
Drawing on material collected as part of a semi-ethnographic study of an English training prison for men, this article describes the orientations of male prisoners towards female prison officers. A number of attitudes and orientations are outlined, some of which privilege the significance of femaleness over professional identity and practices (for example through discourses of sexualization and chivalry), while others focus primarily on the officer role and professional practices and treatment… 

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