"Inmate” versus “Offender”: exploring post-conviction narratives of rapists from Delhi prison [abstract only]

PANDEY, Madhumita, LUNDRIGAN, Samantha and MOORE, Colleen (2019). "Inmate” versus “Offender”: exploring post-conviction narratives of rapists from Delhi prison [abstract only]. In: Criminology in the New Era: Confronting Injustice and Inequalities, San Francisco, USA, 13-16 Nov 2019. American Society of Criminology, p. 233.

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    It is not unusual for rapists to utilize a range of discourse strategies to justify their sexual offending. The work presented in this paper explores the post-conviction narratives of rapists by comparing them with their non-sex offending counterpart, convicted murderers, from Delhi prison. The analysis highlights two distinct ‘references to self’ in the offence narratives of the convicted rapists (N=10) and murderers (N=10), emphasizing that strategic use of language by rapists is a key factor in their identity management. The findings have been discussed in light of their significance within the unique socio-cultural setup of India along with policy implications and recommendations for future research.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Page Range: p. 233
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2023 15:37
    Last Modified: 07 Feb 2023 15:37
    URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/28872

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