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The iatrogenic outcomes of ‘well meaning’ penal peer led induction

The iatrogenic outcomes of ‘well meaning’ penal peer led induction

Schreeche-Powell, Edwin ORCID: 0000-0002-5551-9649 (2023) The iatrogenic outcomes of ‘well meaning’ penal peer led induction. In: EUROCRIM2023: 23rd Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, 6th - 9th September, 2023, Florence, Italy. (Unpublished)

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For over a century, reports into the conditions of prisons in England and Wales have documented the mental health and wellbeing issues and the experiences of those held within them. These are experienced acutely during transfer, transition and adaptation to prison. To address the risk of self-harming behaviour and suicide, institutional safer custody strategy introduced support measures following a prisoner’s reception into a prison establishment. Implemented throughout the prison estate in England and Wales, the most prominent intervention is Peer-Led Induction, a power-sharing initiative symbolic of reconfigured power within the prison estate. However, evaluation as to whether this initiative delivers on its aims and objectives is lacking, especially in the context of prison transfer and adaptation to the open prison estate, which itself is an under-researched area. To explore these areas, the study this presentation stems from collected data, capturing the lived experience of ex-prisoners who experienced Peer-Led Induction in open prison, alongside prison officers involved in the process of Peer-Led Induction. to evaluate the impact of Peer Led Induction interventions on the wellbeing of adult male prisoners in the early days following transfer to open prison,

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: prison; punishment; peer support; induction; iatrogenic
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
K Law > K Law (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Law & Criminology (LAC)
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2024 16:00

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