The Autopoietic View of Prison Organization and of Correctional Reforms

  • Effi Lambropoulou


According to the link of a system with the environment, closed and open systems are distinguished (Bertalanffy, 1956). For the closed systems external environment is of minor importance. As it is commonly known, the transfer of the idea of open systems into the social sciences is mainly due to Talcott Parsons (1977).


Criminal Behaviour Correction System Correctional Officer Prison System Instrumental Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Effi Lambropoulou
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  1. 1.Panteion University of Social and Political ScienceAthensGreece

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