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Resultat
Vitenskapelig foredrag
2013

The implementation of the reversal reform in a high security prison in Norway. A welfare benefit or a modern form of social control?

Bidragsytere:
  • Gudrun Brottveit og
  • Elisabeth Fransson

Presentasjon

Navn på arrangementet: Critical Criminology in a Changing World - Tradition & Innovation
Sted: UiO
Dato fra: 29. august 2013
Dato til: 1. september 2013

Arrangør:

Arrangørnavn: European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig foredrag
Publiseringsår: 2013

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Tittel

The implementation of the reversal reform in a high security prison in Norway. A welfare benefit or a modern form of social control?

Sammendrag

Recidivism among inmates is identified as one of the central problems in correctional services. Rehabilitation or "improvement" of prisoners have been a recurrent idea since 1700 and is considered a key part of the modern welfare state. The paper highlights the Norwegian Government’s guarantee towards the reintegration of convicted persons into society (cf. St.meld.nr. 37). This is classified as a humanistic reform aimed at preparing inmates for a law abiding life after transition from prison. Based on a qualitative study of convicted men's transition from a high security prison prison and out in society, the paper seeks to shed light on the unintended effects of the reforms. Earlier prison practice shows that release after 2/3 time is normal, if the inmate showing good progression and behavior in prison. Our conversations with inmates shows that several of those who sit on long sentences often have problems getting approved leave of absence at the expected time and release on 2/3 time. The official justification for rejection is usually that it is contrary to the general sense of justice, without any other form of individual grounds for refusal. In many respects it seems that the way out of prison is longer than before – and is this in accordance with the intentions behind the reversal guarantee? How are the guarantee implemented locally in the particular prison and what are the inmates experiences are key questions explored in the paper. The overall goal with is to discuss whether reversal guarantee is a welfare benefit or a modern form of social control?

Bidragsytere

Gudrun Brottveit

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Høgskolen i Østfold
Aktiv cristin-person

Elisabeth Fransson

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Kriminalomsorgens høgskole og utdanningssenter KRUS
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