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Lives and Spaces: Photovoice and Offender Supervision in Ireland and England

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posted on 01.10.2019, 14:32 by Wendy Fitzgibbon, Deirdre Healy
The lives and experiences of those on probation supervision are often invisible and dismissed as unimportant or worse as ‘an easy option’. This article reviews two different studies in England and Ireland which utilized an innovative technique, Photovoice, to foreground the experiences of probationers on their journey towards desistance. The difficulties they face such as stigma, social judgement and exclusion are explored as well as their need for emotional calm, and support and understanding from their supervisors and the wider community. Photovoice as a methodological and creative tool is revealed as a novel and expressive means to develop insight into probation supervision and an effective technique for undertaking cross-national research which can communicate across cultural boundaries.

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The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: The project was funded by the UCD Seed Funding Scheme [Project Reference SF1328] in Ireland and the Howard League for Penal Reform (England).

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Citation

Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2017, 19(1), pp. 3-25

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/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/Department of Criminology

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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Criminology and Criminal Justice

Publisher

SAGE Publications (UK and US), British Society of Criminology

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1748-8958

Copyright date

2017

Available date

01/10/2019

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https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1748895817739665

Language

en

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