Philosophy Behind Bars: Growth and Development in Prison (Paperback)Kirstine Szifris (author)
Long-term prisoners need to be given the space to reflect, and grow. This ground-breaking study found that engaging prisoners in philosophy education enabled them to think about some of the ‘big’ questions in life and as a result to see themselves and others differently.
Using the prisoners’ own words, Szifris shows the importance of this type of education for growth and development. She demonstrates how the philosophical dialogue led to a form of community which provided a space for self-reflection, pro-social interaction and communal exploration of ideas, which could have long-term positive consequences.
Publisher: Bristol University Press
Number of pages: 264
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
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