Creativity, self-exploration and change: creative-arts based activities and transformational identity desistance narratives

ALBERTSON, Katherine (2015). Creativity, self-exploration and change: creative-arts based activities and transformational identity desistance narratives. The Howard Journal Of Criminal Justice, 54 (3), 277-291.

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Abstract

This exploratory article is based on interviews and focus groups with prisoners reflecting on the benefits of engaging in creative arts-based activities. Desistance theorists emphasise the importance of judgments based on individual personal impressions, feelings and opinions in offenders’ co-production and ownership of their desistance narratives. The data presented here are used to illustrate the positive changes in offenders’ subjective understandings and to highlight the appropriateness of using more nuanced research designs to provide evidence of effectiveness of engagement with arts-based projects.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Article first published online: 13 MAY 2015
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Law and Criminology Research Group
Identification Number: 10.1111/hojo.12131
Depositing User: Katherine Albertson
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2015 12:45
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2015 13:11
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/10381

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