Monday, 22 October 2012

Distinctions and Distinctiveness by Alison Liebling

The next meeting of The Differential Association will take place on Wednesday 7th November.

The November reading material is 'Distinctions and Distinctiveness in the Work of Prison Officers: Legitimacy and Authority Revisited' by Alison Liebling, which appeared in the European Journal of Criminology guest edited by Liebling in 2011.

Liebling looks at the importance of relationships within prison, acknowledged as the heart of prison by the Home Office in a 1984 paper, and focuses on the importance of prison officers in dictating the moral quality of prison life. Using distinctions between contrasting outlooks and behaviours, Liebling builds a framework which explores the pivotal although unseen force that the attitudes of prison officers exert on prison life.

When: 6pm 7th November
Where: Back room in Mulligan's of Poolbeg Street

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