The practice of positive criminology: a Vipassana course in prison

International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
Natti RonelUri Timor

Abstract

Positive criminology is a new term for a perspective associated with theories and models that relate to socially inclusive, positively experienced influences that assist individuals in desisting or refraining from criminal and deviant behavior. A qualitative phenomenological study of prisoners who were in recovery from substance dependency and who participated in a Vipassana course in a rehabilitative prison introduces features of positive criminology. A total of 22 male prisoners participated in a 10-day Vipassana course run by volunteers in prison. Deep interviews were conducted with participants before, immediately after, and 3 to 4 months after the course. The findings describe components of positive criminology that had meaningful impact on the prisoners in rehabilitation: perceived goodness, positive relationship with the prison staff, positive social atmosphere, and overcoming an ordeal. Implications for practice and further research are outlined.

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May 26, 2009·International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology·Andrew Day, Tony Ward
Jan 28, 2010·International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology·Natti Ronel, Ety Elisha
Mar 25, 2010·International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology·Samuel Himelstein

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Citations

Jul 13, 2013·Journal of Religion and Health·Xianglong ZengXiangping Liu
Aug 8, 2015·International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology·Michael HallettGrant Duwe
May 6, 2015·International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology·Thomas Lyons, W Dustin Cantrell
Sep 21, 2012·International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology·Gila ChenNatti Ronel
Jun 21, 2013·International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology·Natti Ronel, Dana Segev
Feb 19, 2014·International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology·Michael Hallett, J Stephen McCoy
Sep 1, 2015·International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology·Katherine M AutyAlison Liebling
Mar 21, 2018·International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology·Carmen SchuhmannAnne Goossensen
Feb 24, 2016·International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology·Carla J Barrett
Apr 15, 2020·International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology·Shaked KovalskyEty Elisha
Jun 14, 2019·International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology·N BouwH Swaab
Apr 28, 2020·International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology·Shaked KovalskyEty Elisha
Mar 23, 2018·International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology·Maud Hickey
Feb 2, 2021·International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology·Gila AmitayNatti Ronel

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