Being Imprisoned

Punishment, Adaptation and Desistance

  • Marguerite¬†Schinkel

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology book series (PSIPP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Marguerite Schinkel
    Pages 1-12
  3. Marguerite Schinkel
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    Pages 28-61
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    Pages 62-94
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    Pages 95-118
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 135-178

About this book


Exploring the way in which criminal punishment is interpreted and narrated by offenders, this book examines the meaning offenders ascribe to their sentence and the consequences of this for future desistance.


Prison men desistance punishment society sentencing sanction narrative environment Legitimacy

Authors and affiliations

  • Marguerite¬†Schinkel
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GlasgowUK

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