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 […]
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.
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.
Just a very brief plug for a public event that I’m speaking at with a colleague, Caroline Lanskey, on Thursday 31st. We’ll be talking about historical research we did last year on historic abuses in youth prisons, which took place during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s but went unrecognised by those responsible for preventing them, […]