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Faith-Based Intervention: Prison, Prayer, and Perseverance

Robinson-Edwards, S and Kewley, S (2018) Faith-Based Intervention: Prison, Prayer, and Perseverance. Religions, 4 (9). ISSN 2077-1444

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Abstract

This qualitative article explores the impact of faith-based interventions through the lens of a self-identified practicing Christian: Joanna. For over a decade, Joanna has visited several prisons in the United Kingdom in a faith-based capacity: supporting prisoners, families, and prison chaplaincies. Joanna professes the role of faith and religiosity to be a positive and influential component in the lives of those imprisoned. This paper explores Joanna’s journey of supporting individuals within the prison walls, reflecting on the impact of labels, imprisonment, faith-based intervention, and religiosity. Much of the current research pertaining to faith-based interventions are limited; therefore, the experiences of those who volunteer within prisons in a faith-based capacity is often overlooked. Yet, faith-based intervention and religiosity within a criminal justice context provides several benefits which impact on those in prison, their families, and people working within a prison environment.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > Penology. Prisons. Corrections
Divisions: Natural Sciences and Psychology
Publisher: MDPI AG
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2018 10:29
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2018 10:29
DOI or Identification number: 10.3390/rel9040130
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8502

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