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 - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Law and Criminology Research Group
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1111/hojo.12131
    Page Range: 277-291
    Depositing User: Katherine Albertson
    Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2015 12:45
    Last Modified: 08 Jul 2019 17:17
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/10381

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