BORDER CRIMINOLOGIES AND PALGRAVE MACMILLAN WARMLY INVITE YOU TO THE FOLLOWING BOOK LAUNCH:

Dr Jamie Bennett (Governor, HMP Grendon & Springhill, and Research Associate, Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford)

The Working Lives of Prison Managers: Global Change, Local Culture and Individual Agency in the Late Modern Prison (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)

Discussants: Dr Ben Crewe (University of Cambridge) and Professor Yvonne Jewkes (University of Leicester)

About the book: This book offers the first ethnographic account of prison managers in England. It explores how globalised changes, in particular, have intersected with local occupational cultures, positioning managers as micro-agents in the relationship between the global and local that characterises late modernity. The book addresses key aspects of prison management, including how individuals become prison managers, their engagement with elements of traditional occupational culture, and the impact of the ‘age of austerity.’

About the author: Jamie Bennett has been a prison manager since 1996 and is currently Governor of HMP Grendon and Springhill, UK. He is also a Research Associate at the University of Oxford, UK, and has edited the Prison Service Journal since 2004. He has written widely on prisons and was awarded a PhD at the University of Edinburgh, UK.

Refreshments will be provided, along with a chance to purchase a discounted copy of the book.