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Hound Pound Narrative: Sexual Offender Habilitation and the Anthropology of Therapeutic Intervention

James B Waldram


This is a detailed ethnographic study of a therapeutic prison unit in Canada for the treatment of sexual offenders. Utilizing extensive interviews and participant observation over an eighteen-month period of field work, the author takes the reader into the depths of what prison inmates commonly refer to as the “hound pound.” The book provides a glimpse into the lives and treatment experiences of one of society’s most hated groups. It brings together a variety of theoretical perspectives from psychological and medical anthropology, narrative theory, and cognitive science to capture the nature o ... More

Keywords: therapeutic prison unit, Canada, sexual offenders, prison inmates, sexual offender, offender treatment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780520272552
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520272552.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James B Waldram, author
University of Saskatchewan