Cristin-resultat-ID: 1971835
Sist endret: 1. juni 2022, 11:15
NVI-rapporteringsår: 2021
Resultat
Vitenskapelig artikkel
2021

‘This is not what I signed up for’ – Danish prison officers’ attitudes towards more punitive penal policies

Bidragsytere:
  • Dorina Damsa

Tidsskrift

Punishment & Society
ISSN 1462-4745
e-ISSN 1741-3095
NVI-nivå 1

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Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2021
Publisert online: 2021
Sider: 1 - 19

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Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-85122066282

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‘This is not what I signed up for’ – Danish prison officers’ attitudes towards more punitive penal policies

Sammendrag

A humane approach to punishment has been integral to the work of the Danish Prisons and Probation Service. However, Danish penal policy has recently taken a punitive turn. What happens when punitive policies are adopted by a penal regime built on a humane approach to punishment? To address this question, this article focuses on prison officers at Vestre prison and how they adapt to punitive political decisions and prison policies. The increased focus on security in Danish prisons is considered, together with limitations set on welfare services available to non-citizen prisoners. Examination of officers’ subjectivities at Vestre prison shows that punitive penal policies have produced an environment fraught with tensions that affect prison work, institutional culture, and the officers’ professional identity. These findings also raise questions about the shifting nature of Danish penal power.

Bidragsytere

Dorina Damsa

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Kriminologi og rettssosiologi ved Universitetet i Oslo
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