Special Sensitivity? The White-Collar Offender in Prison


Despite recent increases in incarceration for white-collar offenders, little is known about their prison experiences or how they adjust to imprisonment. In the justice system a view has prevailed that white-collar offenders have a "special sensitivity" to imprisonment - that they are more susceptible to the pains of prison. Stadler explores this view to determine how white-collar inmates adjust to life in prison and whether they do so differently than street offenders. Evidence suggests that white-collar inmates are no more likely to experience negative prison adjustment than street offenders, and in some cases, white-collar inmates experienced fewer problems.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • El Paso, TX
Publication year:
  • 2012


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