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The Myth of Prison Rape provides a nuanced glimpse into the complex sexual dynamics of American prison. Drawing on results from the most comprehensive study of inmate sexuality to date, Mark S. Fleisher and Jessie L. Krienert analyze the intricacies of sexuality and sexual violence in daily inmate life. Pulled from over 500 interviews from male and female high-security inmates, their research assesses inmate perception, belief, opinion, and explanation of their own behavior as it relates directly and indirectly to sexual life and sexual violence. Dynamic case studies and interview excerpts enliven this cultural study of sexuality, safety, and violence in American prisons, and an appendix introduces readers to prison sexual vocabulary.

About the Author

Mark S. Fleisher is senior research associate and project director at the Institute for the Study and Prevention of Violence at Kent State University. A cultural and linguistic anthropologist, he is a former administrator in the Federal bureau of Prisons and is the author or editor of several books. Jessie L. Krienert is associate professor of criminal justice at Illinois State University. Together, Fleisher and Krienert are the editors of Crime and Employment.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780742561656
ISBN-10: 0742561658
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: January 16th, 2009
Pages: 218
Language: English