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“A different world” exploring and understanding the climate of a recently re-rolled sexual offender prison

“A different world” exploring and understanding the climate of a recently re-rolled sexual offender prison

Blagden, Nicholas, Perrin, Christian ORCID: 0000-0002-5835-2610, Smith, Sam, Gleeson, Faye and Gillies, Laura (2017) “A different world” exploring and understanding the climate of a recently re-rolled sexual offender prison. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 23 (2). pp. 151-166. ISSN 1355-2600 (Print), 1742-6545 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/13552600.2016.1264633)

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Abstract

Understanding how sexual offenders experience prison and its environment is important because such experiences can impact on rehabilitation outcomes. The purpose of this research investigation was to explore the rehabilitative and therapeutic climate of a recently re-rolled sexual offender prison. The research took a mixed methods approach and consisted of quantitative and qualitative phases. There were differences between prisoners and staff on their perception of the prison climate and for prisoner and staff relationships. The qualitative results helped to explain the quantitative findings and added a more nuanced understanding of the experience of the prison, the nature of prisoner and staff relationships and the opportunities for personal growth within the prison. The study has important implications for prisons that co-locate sexual offenders and want to provide an environment conducive to rehabilitation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: prison reform, offender rehabilitation, sexual offender treatment
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2020 12:21
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/29729

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