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Convict CriminologyInside and Out$
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Rod Earle

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447323648

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447323648.001.0001

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A personal introduction

A personal introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) One A personal introduction
Source:
Convict Criminology
Author(s):

Rod Earle

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447323648.003.0001

This chapter opens with a short reflective memory from the author’s period of imprisonment. This vignette is then linked to the author’s subsequent experience as a prison researcher, and the necessity of connecting the two. The relationship between committing crimes, criminal justice procedure, imprisonment and the epistemological project of criminology are all discussed through an account inflected with personal experience of each. The book’s structure and narrative style are also introduced and briefly discussed. Each chapter begins with a short autobiographical reflection connected to the author’s experience of imprisonment.

Keywords:   imprisonment, crime, criminology, prison, criminal justice

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