Scheufele | Hummel | Rang | Jost | Satinsky | WapplerDer kommunikative Kosmos von Gefangenen

How do inmates represent the communicative world in prison? The book adresses this question by applying a social-constructivist perspective to a prison of the Baden-Wuerttemberg penal system. Previous communication research considering the penal system mostly dealt with prison inmates‘ media use. This study, however, explores from a rather basic point of view, how inmates subjectively construct the communicative fabric (e.g., with prison staff, other inmates, people outside) when being imprisoned. In-depth interviews revealed several typologies which help to map and better understand the communicative world in prison. Finally, the authors thoroughly reflect on scope and limitations of their study also considering criminological questions.