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Building Resilience of Returning Citizens: Creative ways to survive prison and thrive outside without crime

Gamman, Lorraine and Thorpe, Adam (2015) Building Resilience of Returning Citizens: Creative ways to survive prison and thrive outside without crime. Cultures of Resilience. pp. 67-73.

Type of Research: Article
Creators: Gamman, Lorraine and Thorpe, Adam
Description:

Ideas about law and criminality are made and read in history, often linked to contestation, ethics, status and power. A 18criminal 19 is not just a simple description of those who commit crime, but also a toxic label. As the philosopher Foucault (1982) describes, such definitions are part of a powerful 18discourse 19 that informs subjectivity, cultural norms and values. Consequently, 18criminal 19 is not an easy label to ignore, yet 18criminality 19 or 18offending 19 does not define a person. To be a 18criminal 19 or an 18offender 19 (someone who breaks the law) is only one expression of a person who commits
crime. Nevertheless, connotations of the label 18criminal 19 overshadow virtually every other identity definition.

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Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: participatory creative processes
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: Hato Press
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Central Saint Martins
Research Centres/Networks > Design Against Crime at the Innovation Centre (DAC)
Date: 2015
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2015 21:46
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2015 21:46
Item ID: 8201
URI: http://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/8201

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