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In: Sociológia - Slovak Sociological Review, vol. 47, no. 6


The Structure of the Inmate Population in Czech Prisons

Lukáš Dirga - Alena Lochmanová - Petr Juříček

ISSN 0049-1225 ISSN 1336-8613 (print)

Year, pages: 2015, 559-578

Published: 0000-00-00

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Article type: štúdia

Abstract:

The Structure of the Inmate Population in Czech Prisons. The aim of the study was to analyse how a social hierarchy among inmates in Czech prisons is formed and reinforced. The data presented in this paper is based on the original ethnographic research conducted in Czech prisons. The data for analysis was collected from qualitative interviews with selected participants of the prison environment, observations carried out inside the prisons and from documents related to the Czech prison service. The findings indicate that the formation of inmate hierarchy in Czech prisons is strongly influenced by both endogenous (physical strength, psychological manipulation, economic capital, criminal history) and exogenous (effect of prison authority) factors. Sociológia 2015, Vol. 47, (No. 6: 559-578)

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ISO 690:
Dirga, L., Lochmanová, A., Juříček, P. 2015. The Structure of the Inmate Population in Czech Prisons. In Sociológia - Slovak Sociological Review, vol. 47, no.6, pp. 559-578.

APA:
Dirga, L., Lochmanová, A., Juříček, P. (2015). The Structure of the Inmate Population in Czech Prisons. Sociológia - Slovak Sociological Review, 47(6), 559-578.

Keywords: prison; prison service; prisoners; inmates; social hierarchy; Czech Republic; ethnography; qualitative methodology