Finding Freedom in Confinement: The Role of Religion in Prison Life

by
Kent R. Kerley Ph.D.editor

Kent R. Kerley, PhD, is professor and chair in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at The University of Texas at Arlington.

Finding Freedom in Confinement: The Role of Religion in Prison Life

20180131

Praeger

Pages 448
Topics Religion
  • eBook

    9781440850325

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Finding Freedom in Confinement: The Role of Religion in Prison Life

Author(s): Kent R. Kerley, Editor
Contributors: Kerley, Kent;
Abstract:

What is the nature and impact of faith and religion in prison? This book summarizes contemporary and cutting-edge research on religion in correctional contexts, enabling a scientific understanding of how prisoners use faith in their everyday lives.


• Presents an international scope that covers a diversity of faith traditions

• Comprises contributions from leading scholars who incorporate various research methodologies, such as surveys, in-depth interviews, participant observation, and content analysis into their writings

• Moves the discussion of religion in prison away from popular discourse, advocacy works, and media stories that prioritize emotion and sensationalism over empirical verification

Editor(s): Kerley, Kent;
SortTitle: finding freedom in confinement: the role of religion in prison life
Keyword(s): Religion
Author Info:
Kent R. Kerley Ph.D.editor

Kent R. Kerley, PhD, is professor and chair in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at The University of Texas at Arlington.

eISBN-13: 9781440850325
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440850318
Imprint: Praeger
Pages: 448
Publication Date: 20180131