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The Resource Being imprisoned : punishment, adaptation and desistance, Marguerite Schinkel, (electronic book ;)

Being imprisoned : punishment, adaptation and desistance, Marguerite Schinkel, (electronic book ;)

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Being imprisoned : punishment, adaptation and desistance
Title
Being imprisoned
Title remainder
punishment, adaptation and desistance
Statement of responsibility
Marguerite Schinkel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Exploring the way in which criminal punishment is interpreted and narrated by offenders, this book examines the meaning offenders ascribe to their sentence and the consequences of this for future desistance.
  • 'Prisons are meant to accomplish a remarkable amount - from punishment to rehabilitation to resettlement even. Yet, oddly, we rarely seek to test these theories by listening to the understandings of prisoners themselves on the imprisonment experience. In this important new work, Marguerite Schinkel allows us an almost unprecedented insight into these perspectives and develops a new approach to understanding the effects of imprisonment.' - Shadd Maruna, Dean, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University, USA 'A turning point for the scientific and legal study of imprisonment as punishment. Schinkel's research brings empirical depth to a field that has long theorized on the basis of the shallowest of understandings of how prison is experienced by those imprisoned and to a remarkable degree failed to question many of the premises thought to justify its routine imposition.' - Jonathan Simon, Berkeley Law, University of California, USA
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Schinkel, Marguerite
Dewey number
365.609411
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Imprisonment
  • Punishment
  • Ex-convicts
Summary expansion
Little attention has been paid to the way in which criminal punishment is interpreted and narrated by offenders. This book uniquely addresses this area, examining the narratives of long-term prisoners with a special focus on the meaning they ascribe to their sentence, its impact on their lives and how it affects their inclination to offend in the future. Through a range of in-depth narrative interviews with male prisoners at different stages of their sentences, Schinkel considers their views on the legitimacy of their sentence, analysing what factors play a role in the shaping of these perspectives including life circumstances and the effects of rehabilitation. Exploring what purposes of punishment prisoners support and perceive as achieved by their sentence, the book argues that the need to survive the prison environment and the need to tell a progressive narrative outweighed the individual characteristics of each case, leading prisoners to accept their sentence even when they had cause to oppose it. Being Imprisoned offers new insights into how prisoners perceive their sentences and brings together issues of prison life, the moral performance of prisons, desistance and the purposes and legitimacy of criminal punishment
Label
Being imprisoned : punishment, adaptation and desistance, Marguerite Schinkel, (electronic book ;)
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Publication
Contents
Foreword-- Fergus McNeill 1. Introduction 2. Meanings and Experiences of Punishment 3. Purposes Perceived in the Sentence 4. Legitimacy and the Impact of the Prison Environment 5. Narrative Demands and Desistance 6. Conclusion
Control code
9781137440839
Extent
192 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137440822
Other physical details
3 b&w, ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Label
Being imprisoned : punishment, adaptation and desistance, Marguerite Schinkel, (electronic book ;)
Publication
Contents
Foreword-- Fergus McNeill 1. Introduction 2. Meanings and Experiences of Punishment 3. Purposes Perceived in the Sentence 4. Legitimacy and the Impact of the Prison Environment 5. Narrative Demands and Desistance 6. Conclusion
Control code
9781137440839
Extent
192 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137440822
Other physical details
3 b&w, ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user

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