Staff culture, use of authority and prisoner quality of life in public and private sector prisons

@article{Crewe2011StaffCU,
  title={Staff culture, use of authority and prisoner quality of life in public and private sector prisons},
  author={Ben Crewe and Alison Liebling and Susie Hulley},
  journal={Australian \& New Zealand Journal of Criminology},
  year={2011},
  volume={44},
  pages={115 - 94}
}
Drawing on data collected in five private sector and two public sector prisons, this article highlights the complex relationship between prison staff culture and prisoner quality of life. Specifically, it explores the link between the attitudes of prison staff and their behaviour, particularly in terms of their use of authority, and seeks to explain the somewhat paradoxical finding that those prisons rated most positively by prisoners were those in which staff were least positive about their… 

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