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Author Ammar, Nawal
Title Muslims in US Prisons : People, Policy, Practice
Imprint Boulder, CO : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2015
©2015
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Note Intro -- Title page -- copyright page -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- ch1-Exploring Islam in US Prisons -- Part1-Context -- ch2-Muslim History and Demographics, in and out of Prison -- Muslim Demographics in the United States -- Formation of Various US Muslim Communities -- The Number of Muslims in the United States -- Can Islam and American Ideals Coexist? -- Conclusion -- ch3-Islamic Perspectives on Crime, Punishment, and Prison -- Islamic Law and Its Sources -- US Islam and Pluralism -- Islamic Diversity in the United States -- Normative Islam's View of Crime and Punishment -- Prison as Punishment in Islam -- Prisoners in Islam -- Conclusion -- Notes -- ch4-Challenges in Research -- Muslims in Prison: The UK Context -- Key Methodological Challenges -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Part2-Living and Spreading Islam in Prison -- ch5-Religious Rights, Religious Discrimination -- Anti-Muslim Discrimination in the US Prison System -- The Homeland Security Justification and Muslim Inmates -- A Legal Frame for First Amendment Religious Freedom Jurisprudence -- Conclusion -- Notes -- ch6-Conversion: Motives, Patterns, and Practices -- Conversion to Islam in the Correctional Setting: Literature Review -- Method and Data -- Sample -- Data Collection -- Measures -- Results -- Conclusion -- Notes -- ch7-Imams in Prisons: Balancing Faith and Religious Politics -- The Context of Islam in US Prisons -- Muslim Chaplaincy in US Prisons: Shifting Paradigms -- Method and Data -- Results -- Effect of Inmates' Crime on Choice o fReligious Leader Qualities -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Part3-After September 11 -- ch8-Detention Immediately After September 11 -- Resistance and Strategies -- Islam as a Resistance Strategy -- Conclusion -- Notes -- ch9-Prison Islam in the Age of Sacred Terror -- Clashing Viewpoints: The Research on Islam in Prison -- Enter Prison Islam
A Counterweight to Terrorist Recruitment in Prison -- Notes -- ch10-"Prislam" Myths and Realities -- Analyzing the Alarmist Case for Wahhabi Imperialism in US Prisons -- Back to Reality: The Myth of Wahhabi Imperialism -- Prison Paradox: Violence, Prison Gangs, and Religious Radicalization -- Sensibly Combating Prislam -- Conclusion -- Note -- ch11-Policy Responses, Personal Implications -- History of Islam in US Prisons -- 9/11 and Linking the Muslim Prison Population with Terrorism -- Effect s of 9/11 on Muslims and US Correctional Institutions -- Understanding Conversion in US Prisons in the Post-9/11 Era -- Issues Neglected in the Study of Muslims in US Prisons -- Expanding the Knowledge Base of Islamic Conversion in US Prisons -- Conclusion -- ch12-Muslims in US Security Prisons -- Some Background -- Early Policy and Practice Post-9/11, 2001-2004 -- Policy and Practice from 2005 -- Conclusion -- Part4-Conclusion -- ch13-Building Better Understandings of Religion, Corrections, and Society -- Barriers to Multidisciplinary Study of Muslims in US Prisons -- Muslims in US Prisons and Future Research -- Muslims in US Prisons: Knowledge Accumulation, Transfer, and Informed Policy -- Notes -- References -- The Contributors -- Index -- About the Book
How realistic are media portrayals of radical, "homegrown" Islamic terrorists filling US prisons? With prisons a fertile recruiting ground for Islam, what impact does the religion have on life behind bars? Muslims in US Prisons systematically explores the cultural, legal, political, and religious issues shaping the Muslim prison experience. The authors probe the topic from the perspectives of both prisoners and the criminal justice system. In the process, they illuminate larger issues of race and imprisonment, inmate culture, and rehabilitation. The result is a revealing look at an often sensationalized but understudied population
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Ammar, Nawal Muslims in US Prisons : People, Policy, Practice Boulder, CO : Lynne Rienner Publishers,c2015 9781626371682
Subject Muslim prisoners--United States
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