Post-Release Experiences after Corston (2007)

Elfleet, Helen (2017) Post-Release Experiences after Corston (2007). In: Fletcher, S. and White, Holly (eds). Emerging Voices Critical Social Research by European Group Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers. EG Press. EG Press Ltd, London. ISBN 978-1911439097

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The chapter outlines the author’s ongoing PhD research, which analyses the role of one women’s centre in the lives of women, with mental health problems, after their release from prison in a post-Corston Report (2007) context. The research has involved 16 interviews with members of staff at The Women’s Centre (TWC), 14 clients who accessed TWC services after their release from prison, and an ongoing period of participant observation on the premises of TWC. Drawing on the work of gender responsivity scholars (Hannah-Moffat, 2001; Kendall, 2013; Carlton & Seagrave, 2016), and utilising a Foucauldian feminist perspective, the research adopts a case study approach, examining the role of TWC in the lives of formerly imprisoned women with mental health problems. The research thus aims to contribute to a small body of literature in this field.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gender responsivity; post-release; imprisonment; mental health problems; women's centres
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Law and Criminology
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2018 16:51

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