Exploring alternative terrain in the rehabilitation and treatment of offenders: findings from a prison-based music project
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AbstractThe arts in prison settings have provided an alternative or complimentary component to rehabilitation. Despite increased interest, studies capturing the voice of offenders participating in projects and the long-term impact are limited. Data from semistructured interviews with 18 men who had taken part in a music-based project while incarcerated, including one group of five participants who were tracked for 18 months with supplemented data from correctional staff and official documentation, is presented. Participants of the art-based projects comment on changes they believe to have derived from participating in the project, particularly relating to emotions, self-esteem, self-confidence, communication and social skills. An exoffender sample of participants reported that participation in art projects provide experiences that promote beneficial skills that have been useful for post prison life.
CitationLaura S. Caulfield, Dean John Wilkinson & David Wilson (2016) Exploring alternative terrain in the rehabilitation and treatment of offenders: Findings from a prison-based music project, Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 55:6, 396-418, DOI: 10.1080/10509674.2016.1194943
PublisherTaylor and Francis
JournalJournal of Offender Rehabilitation
DescriptionThis is an accepted manuscript of an article published by Taylor and Francis in Journal of Offender Rehabilitation on 05/07/2016, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/10509674.2016.1194943 The accepted version of the publication may differ from the final published version.
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