Faith moves mountains and sometimes reduces recidivism: community chaplaincy and criminal justice reformation in England and Wales

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/221113
Title:
Faith moves mountains and sometimes reduces recidivism: community chaplaincy and criminal justice reformation in England and Wales
Authors:
Whitehead, P. (Philip)
Affiliation:
Teesside University. School of Social Sciences & Law.
Citation:
Whitehead, P. (2011) 'Faith moves mountains and sometimes reduces recidivism: community chaplaincy and criminal justice reformation in England and Wales', British Journal of Community Justice, 9(3), pp.27-40.
Publisher:
Sheffield Hallam University Press
Journal:
British Journal of Community Justice
Issue Date:
Dec-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/221113
Additional Links:
http://www.cjp.org.uk/publications/bjcj/volume-9-issue-3/
Abstract:
A renewal of interest is currently underway in the instrumental efficacy of religion to reduce recidivism to which the relatively new phenomenon of community chaplaincy that supports prisoners on release from custody is expected to contribute. After reviewing some evidence on the relationship between religion and recidivism that deserves critical respect, it is argued that the distinctive contribution of community chaplaincy to criminal justice re-formation should have two main features. The first is to provide supportive relationships within a pro-social context to people leaving prison, and the second is to draw attention to the unpropitious economic environment into which they will be released. Both features define the moral rather than instrumental obligation of community chaplaincy to ex-prisoners beyond the gate within the proposed payment by results culture.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
religion; multi-faith; community chaplaincy; recidivism; moral obligation
ISSN:
1475-0279
Citation Count:
No citation information available on Web of Science or Scopus

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWhitehead, P. (Philip)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-30T11:28:08Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-30T11:28:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-12-
dc.identifier.citationBritish Journal of Community Justice; 9(3): 27-40en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1475-0279-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/221113-
dc.description.abstractA renewal of interest is currently underway in the instrumental efficacy of religion to reduce recidivism to which the relatively new phenomenon of community chaplaincy that supports prisoners on release from custody is expected to contribute. After reviewing some evidence on the relationship between religion and recidivism that deserves critical respect, it is argued that the distinctive contribution of community chaplaincy to criminal justice re-formation should have two main features. The first is to provide supportive relationships within a pro-social context to people leaving prison, and the second is to draw attention to the unpropitious economic environment into which they will be released. Both features define the moral rather than instrumental obligation of community chaplaincy to ex-prisoners beyond the gate within the proposed payment by results culture.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSheffield Hallam University Pressen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.cjp.org.uk/publications/bjcj/volume-9-issue-3/en_GB
dc.subjectreligionen_GB
dc.subjectmulti-faithen_GB
dc.subjectcommunity chaplaincyen_GB
dc.subjectrecidivismen_GB
dc.subjectmoral obligationen_GB
dc.titleFaith moves mountains and sometimes reduces recidivism: community chaplaincy and criminal justice reformation in England and Walesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside University. School of Social Sciences & Law.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalBritish Journal of Community Justiceen_GB
ref.citationcountNo citation information available on Web of Science or Scopusen_GB
or.citation.harvardWhitehead, P. (2011) 'Faith moves mountains and sometimes reduces recidivism: community chaplaincy and criminal justice reformation in England and Wales', British Journal of Community Justice, 9(3), pp.27-40.en_GB
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