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‘It’s as if you’re not in the jail, as if you’re not a prisoner’: young male offenders' experiences of incarceration, prison chaplaincy and religious and spiritual journeys in Scotland and Denmark.

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  • Ross Deuchar, University of the West of Scotland, Storbritannien
  • Line Lerche Mørck
  • Yonah, Matemba, University of the West of Scotland, Storbritannien
  • Robert McLean, University of the West of Scotland, Storbritannien
  • Nighet, Riaz, University of the West of Scotland, Storbritannien
This paper focuses on a recent (2014) comparative research in one young offenders’ institution in Scotland and two remand prisons in Demark. It explores young male offenders’ experiences of incarceration, prison chaplaincy and religious and spiritual journeys. Based on in-depth life history interviews with 15 young offenders in Scotland and Denmark, the findings suggest that working with inter-faith chaplains enabled the young inmates to take small steps towards managing the social strains that led them into offending, and the ‘painful’ experiences they encountered during imprisonment. The holistic provision that they were offered helped to nurture some initial turning points that stimulated identity and behaviour change linked to transitional masculinity, and in some cases to an increased commitment towards criminal desistance.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftThe Howard Journal of Criminal Justice
Vol/bind55
Nummer1-2
Sider (fra-til)131-150
Antal sider19
ISSN2059-1098
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1 maj 2016

    Forskningsområder

  • Spiritualitet, Religion, fængelsliv, kriminalitet, Maskulinitet, afholdenhed fra kriminalitet, Bande og kriminalitet, Fængsler , bande, forebyggelse

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