"That's fantastic that you're so close to submitting!
The final editing process feels like it is a long time away for me.
I'd love to catch up again some time - I'm hoping to meet Kate in a few weeks time."
"By the way, Maggie, I also meant to say - yes, I will probably end up writing about prison ethnography and my experience. I have done a little bit of research on the literature (and thanks for your tips!) and blogged about it…"
"Hi Maggie, thanks for the message. Is your friend Kate Rossmanith? I read her recent article in The Monthly and have made contact with her. My research is going well although the ethics approval process was protracted, of course. I've started…"
"Re Fabio's question - wouldn't it depend on the legislation in your jurisdiction. Here a "short sentence is one where the court sets the non parole period and the prisoner is entitled to release,( 2yrs and under), with all other…"
"You must watch Shadd Maruna's talk on psychopathy
Personality disorder is short hand for I can't diagnose this person , and I have no idea what to do with them. Does it provide an adequate paradigm for explaining behaviour at all?"
"I have always thought of prisons as "incubators" of all these negative things. Prisons often see the emergence of new physical diseases and illnesses first, new strains of flu etc. They work to deepen and intensify social problems…"
"Hi all - I was able to record the interviews with prisoners on a small hand held recorder. I think establishing empathy and really listening is very difficult when you are writing notes. I did write some but just to record my impressions of the…"
I am a Phd in the final throes of a Phd in which I am trying to link the sentencing process with the expereince of imprisonment and highlight the expectations of prisoners to undergo subjective personal transformation. I…"
"Some things are the same everywhere. Thanks for this
Wondering if anyone else has found what I have found through my research - that the privileging of offence- specifc programmes ( such as CBT for violent and sex offences) and drug rehab over work…"
I'm sure each jurisdiction has specific processes and rules about access, I had to go through ethics committees at both the university and the Department of Corrective Services. I aslo found that close contact with local authorities…"
"Hi Gergely - How much has the prison system generally changed in Hungary since the fall of communism? I'd be interested to know about rehabilitation programmes in your prisons too.
Interesting to hear about employment - here, prisoners do mainy…"
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I have interviewed prisoners…"
I'm a Phd student in Sydney Australia and have been interviewing prisoners about their expereince of the relationship between the sentencing and imprisonment process, after quite a few years working in the criminal…"
"Hi, in relation to fieldnotes and prison research, notes are inavluable - even when you have tape recorded interviews as I have.The transcripts, which I tend to work on with the audio to remind me of the context and tone of the interview, are…"
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By the way, Maggie, I also meant to say - yes, I will probably end up writing about prison ethnography and my experience. I have done a little bit of research on the literature (and thanks for your tips!) and blogged about it here: http://artofcriminology.blogspot.com.au
Hi Maggie, thanks for the message. Is your friend Kate Rossmanith? I read her recent article in The Monthly and have made contact with her. My research is going well although the ethics approval process was protracted, of course. I've started my fieldwork in 2 prisons and have 23 interviews so far. The inmates have been very articulate and insightful in discussing their experience of using video links between prison and court and have given me very rich data. I'm heading back to a prison in November for a few more days. It has been a challenging (and confronting) experience, especially as many inmates are very reticent to be interviewed which is quite understandable. I've had to deal with prisons having partial or full lockdowns as well, which make access to inmates even more difficult. But overall, it's a pretty amazing experience and I'm really happy with the quality of interviews so far. How are things with you?