The Resource Being imprisoned : punishment, adaptation and desistance, Marguerite Schinkel, Research Fellow,University of Glasgow, UK

Being imprisoned : punishment, adaptation and desistance, Marguerite Schinkel, Research Fellow,University of Glasgow, UK

Label
Being imprisoned : punishment, adaptation and desistance
Title
Being imprisoned
Title remainder
punishment, adaptation and desistance
Statement of responsibility
Marguerite Schinkel, Research Fellow,University of Glasgow, UK
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schinkel, Marguerite
Dewey number
365/.609411
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9649.S35
LC item number
S35 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Palgrave studies in prisons and penology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Men's Studies
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Penology
  • Imprisonment
  • Punishment
  • Ex-convicts
Label
Being imprisoned : punishment, adaptation and desistance, Marguerite Schinkel, Research Fellow,University of Glasgow, UK
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- 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
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 178 pages
Isbn
9781137440822
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014021100
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)881656035
Label
Being imprisoned : punishment, adaptation and desistance, Marguerite Schinkel, Research Fellow,University of Glasgow, UK
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- 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
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 178 pages
Isbn
9781137440822
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014021100
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)881656035

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