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Alternative Offender Rehabilitation and Social Justice

Arts and Physical Engagement in Criminal Justice and Community Settings

  • Janelle Joseph
  • Wesley Crichlow

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Part 1

  3. Mindfulness Programming

  4. Physical Engagement Programs

  5. Arts Engagement Programs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Laura Kelly, Victoria Foster, Anne Hayes
      Pages 144-164
    3. Michael Lockett, Rebecca Luce-Kapler, Dennis Sumara
      Pages 165-180
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 193-197

About this book


This book demonstrates that alternative approaches to criminal rehabilitation succeed in developing pro-social attitudes and in improving mental, physical and spiritual health for youth and adults in prison and community settings. The use of mindfulness is highlighted as a foundational tool of self-reflexivity, creative expression and therapy.


offender rehabilitation social justice criminal justice community half-way house juvenile delinquent prison reintegration arts therapy mindfulness physical activity criminology aggression crime crime prevention Integration prevention psychotherapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Janelle Joseph
    • 1
  • Wesley Crichlow
    • 2
  1. 1.University of TorontoCanada
  2. 2.University of Ontario Institute of TechnologyCanada

About the editors

Dr. Janelle Joseph is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto, Canada. She is a former Banting Postdoctoral Fellow whose research on the intersections of culture, gender and physical activity has been published widely in journals such as Ethnic and Racial Studies and Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power.
Dr. Wesley Crichlow is a tenured Associate Professor at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada. He is an interdisciplinary youth scholar and community social justice activist who works with socially and economically disadvantaged youth, engaging in community empowerment. He works with others to transform criminal justice rehabilitation models to be more inclusive, culturally-relevant, and engaging for disenfranchised communities.

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