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Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology
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Issues and Innovations in Prison Health Research

Methods, Issues and Innovations

Editors: Maycock, Matthew, Meek, Rosie, Woodall, James (Eds.)

  • Uses a range of social science methodologies to illuminate different aspects of prisoner and prison officer health
  • Charts people’s health and wellbeing as they move through the criminal justice system
  • Draws on perspectives from academics and practitioners  
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This book constitutes the first publication to utilise a range of social science methodologies to illuminate diverse and new aspects of health research in prison settings. Prison contexts often have profound implications for the health of the people who live and work within them. Despite these settings often housing people from extremely disadvantaged and deprived communities, many with multiple and complex health needs, health research is generally neglected within both criminology and medical sociology.  Through the fourteen chapters of this book, a range of issues emerge that the authors of each contribution reflect upon. The ethical concerns that emerge as a consequence of undertaking prison health research are not ignored, indeed these lie at the heart of this book and resonate across all the chapters. Foregrounding these issues necessarily forms a significant focus of this introductory chapter.  


Alongside explicitly considering emerging ethical issues, our contributing authors also have considered diverse aspects of innovation in research methodologies within the context of prison health research.  Many of the chapters are innovative through the methodologies that were used, often adapting and utilising research methods rarely used within prison settings. The book brings together chapters from students, scholars, practitioners and service users from a range of disciplines (including medical sociology, medical anthropology, criminology, psychology and public health).   


About the authors

Matthew Maycock is Learning and Development Researcher at the Scottish Prison Service, and was Investigator Scientist at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, UK. 
Rosie Meek is the Head of the School of Law and leads a team of prison researchers at Royal Holloway University of London, UK. She is a chartered psychologist and prison researcher, conducting quantitative and qualitative research.
James Woodall is Reader and also Head of Subject in Health Promotion at Leeds Beckett University, UK. He investigates how values central to health promotion are applied to the context of imprisonment.
       

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Issues and Innovations in Prison Health Research
Book Subtitle
Methods, Issues and Innovations
Editors
  • Matthew Maycock
  • Rosie Meek
  • James Woodall
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-46401-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-46401-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-46400-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IV, 277
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations
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