Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology

Being Imprisoned

Punishment, Adaptation and Desistance

Authors: Schinkel, M.

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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.

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Marguerite Schinkel is a Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow, UK.

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“It is a book about punishment, imprisonment, re-entry and desistance – and the interrelationships between. … It is brilliantly written and painstakingly analytical. This book is a must read for undergraduate and postgraduate students, but also for academics, policy makers and practitioners.” (Beth Weaver, European Journal of Probation, Vol. 7 (4), 2015)

'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


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Being Imprisoned
Book Subtitle
Punishment, Adaptation and Desistance
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-44083-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137440839
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-44082-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49460-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 178
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