Imprisonment: Identity, Experience and Practice


Imprisonment: Identity, Experience and Practice


Edited by Rose Ricciardelli and Katharina Maier

Year: 2015

Format: Paperback

The editors of this volume tie together a diverse selection of chapters focused on the experience of incarceration from a sociological, legal, and historical vantage point; all presented within an international context.

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The edited volume features an interconnected collection of six substantive chapters on incarceration, drawn from an international context, to explore imprisonment from historical and contemporary perspectives. The chapters focus on three ‘parameters’ of penal realities: identity, experience, and practice, and present a ‘snapshot’ of the ‘prison experience’ through a variety of global lenses; an international and interdisciplinary volume.

Imprisonment: Identity, Experience and Practice, A Snapshot of Incarceration
Katharina Maier and Rosemary Ricciardelli

Section 1: Identity

Are Friends Adjacent? The Manx Experience in European POW Camps
Stacey Astill

British Quakers’ Use of ‘Prison Experience’: Pacifism, Conscientious Objection and Penal Reform
Mike Nellis and Maureen Waugh

Section 2: Experience

Prisoner Subjectivity and Resistance through Restorative Justice
Diane Crocker and Vicky Chartrand

Lifting the Liberal Veil: Examining the Link between Role Orientation and Attitudes toward Prisoners for Provincial Correctional Officers
Rose Ricciardelli and Michael Adorjan

Section 3. Practice

Limits to Prisoners’ Rights and Unlimited Supervision
Christine M. Graebsch

Rights and Living Conditions of Pre-Trial Detainees in the People’s Republic of China
Elisa Nesossi

A Snapshot of Incarceration: Global Closure
Rosemary Ricciardelli and Katharina Maier

Rose Ricciardelli is an Assistant Professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Her recently published book, ‘Surviving Incarceration: Inside Canadian Prisons’, explores Canadian experiences of federal imprisonment and she has published in a range of academic journals including: British Journal of Criminology and Sex Roles. Her current research examines incarceration, desistance, and policing. She works with parolees, correctional officers and in partnership with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Katharina Maier is a doctoral student at the Centre for Criminology and Socio-legal Studies at the University of Toronto. She holds a LL.B. from the University of Muenster (Germany) and M.A. in Criminology from the University of Toronto. Her research interests include punishment, prisoner re-entry, gender, and qualitative methods. Katharina is a Vanier scholar.