Reflections on an interview with ‘P’, who described what it was like to try and do good when you’re also labelled as bad.
A post reflecting on an interview with an elderly life-sentenced prisoner, who said he had enjoyed his prison sentence, and didn’t feel as though he had been punished at all.
I’ve got a new article in the British Journal of Criminology. The published version is behind a paywall, but those without access can download the accepted manuscript here, or a pre-print (i.e. the version I originally submitted to the journal, before peer review) here or here. It is pitched at an academic readership, and it’s […]
Three stories, told by one interviewee, about brief experiences outside prison during a very long sentence.
How an interview left me feeling deeply uncomfortable – and what this told me that the interviewee might not have.
How agreeing to do an interview became a negotiation, and what this says about the ‘rules of the game’ for prison research.
The first of a series of posts reflecting on ethical and other dilemmas that have come up while I’ve been doing prison fieldwork.