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The Dual Nature of Legitimacy in the Prison Environment

Publication year: 2020

ISBN: 978-3-030-32843-6

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explores the dual nature of legitimacy in prison. It examines the inter-connectivity between audience perception of legitimacy (the prisoners’ perception) and the power-holders’ perception of legitimacy (the prison staff perception). It defines legitimacy in this scenario as the ability of prison workers to implement their authority in an honest, lawful, and just manner, while prisoners acknowledge their status as eligible power-holders who deserve to be obeyed and comply with their decisions.

Subject: Law and Criminology, legitimacy, self-legitimacy, procedural justice, use of force, prison, corrections, prison staff, Slovenia, perception of legitimacy, incarceration, criminal justice, Prison and Punishment, Self and Identity