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Suppression, denial, sublimation: Defending against the initial pains of very long life sentences

last modified Apr 28, 2016 04:33 PM
Dr Serena Wright, Dr Ben Crewe and Dr Susie Hulley's latest article for Theoretical Criminology

Dr Wright, Dr Crewe and Dr Hulley's latest article explores the psychic components of the early pains of imprisonment described by male and female prisoners serving very long mandatory life sentences for murder. You can access the article here

Prisons Research at Cambridge University

The Cambridge Institute of Criminology Prisons Research Centre aims to provide a stimulating research environment in which a coherent strategy of high quality research can be pursued, and integration between funded and non-funded, and applied and theoretical projects can be facilitated. We investigate how prisons operate, socially, morally and operationally, how they are experienced, and the relationship between these moral and social qualities, and their effects.

Members of the PRC team carry out, individually and collectively, methodologically rigorous and theoretically relevant field-based studies addressing problems of human and social values, punishment practices, and the organisation and effects of aspects of prison life. We strive to forge links with other prisons researchers, scholars in the broader fields of criminology and sociology, and with practitioners. Our vision is to develop a rigorous and person-centred model of social inquiry.