Ritically evaluate the role of Self, Attitudes and Behaviour in meeting the challenges of a Human Rights approach to Prison Management”.

The following 3 topics MUST be addressed and are to form the core of the essay;

1. The challenges regarding maintaining Safety, Order, Re-integration and Developing pro-social and appropriate relationships between Prison Officers and Prisoners.

2. Living Conditions

3. Activities and Regime for Prisoners.




Also please include and discuss the following subjects while answering the above question;


Stanford Prison Experiment and/or Abu Ghraib prison.

Cognitive Dissonance and Compliance versus Conformity.

Social Norms and Differing Behaviour in different contexts.

Social Learning Theory (Bandura 1973)

Learned Behaviour -(Reward and Punishment)

Inconsistency / Moral Conscience

Power Differential

Goffman (1959)Masks: Uniform, Groups, Stereotyping, Prejudices on both sides, Frustrations, Aggression, Violence.
Noiseand Mortification.

Total InstitutionGoffman (1961)
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Coyle, A. (2002). A Human Rights Approach to Prison Management. London: International Centre for Prison Studies.

Crawley, E. (2008) Doing Prison Work: The public and private lives of prison officers. Devon: Willan Publishing.

Gale, A. & Chapman, J. Eds. (1993). Psychology and Social Problems: An Introduction to Applied Psychology. Wiltshire: Wiley.

Goffman, E. (1959) Presentation of Self in Every Day Life. New York: Double Day Anchor Books.

Goffman, E. (1991) Asylums: Essays on the social situation of mental patients and other inmates. London. Penguin.


Kimmet, E., O Donnell, I., Martin, C. (2003) Prison violence: Conflict, power and victimization. Cullompton, Devon: Willan.

Parker, M. (2007). Dynamic Security: The democratic therapeutic community in prison. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Farrington, D.P. (1984) Delinquent and Criminal Behaviour. In Gale, A. & Chapman, J. (Eds.), (1993). Psychology and Social Problems: An Introduction to Applied Psychology. Wiltshire: Wiley.

Gale, A. & Chapman, J. Eds. (1993). Psychology and Social Problems: An Introduction to Applied Psychology. Wiltshire: Wiley.

Goffman, E. (1959) Presentation of Self in Every Day Life. New York: Double Day Anchor Books.

Hogg & Vaughan (2008) Social Psychology. England: Pearson Prentice Hall.

IPS Annual Report (2006)