Definition of Total institution
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Total institution Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Sociology
An organization in which individuals are isolated for long periods of time as their lives are controlled and regulated by the administration of the organization--such as a prison, mental hospital, or army boot camps (see also RESOCIALIZATION)..
Total institution Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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A total institution is a place of work and residence where a great number of similarly situated people, cut off from the wider community for a considerable time, together lead an enclosed, formally administered round of life.
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