Journal of Criminal Psychology: Volume 8 Issue 1


Table of contents - Special Issue: Prison research: expanding our network

Guest Editors: Bill Davies

Negotiating barriers: prisoner and staff perspectives on mental wellbeing in the open prison setting

Kara Danks, Alexandria Bradley

The purpose of this paper is to explore the perspectives of prisoners and prison staff in relation to mental wellbeing and the negotiation of barriers to accessing and providing…

Sounding out d/Deafness: the experiences of d/Deaf prisoners

Laura Margaret Kelly

The purpose of this paper is to provide an insight into the lived realities of d/Deaf prisoners in England and Wales, and to explore previous claims that they suffer…

Striving for a “good” family visit: the facilitative role of a prison visitors’ centre

James Woodall, Karina Kinsella

The purpose of this paper is to explore the conditions that create a “good” prison visit, focussing on the role that a dedicated third sector-run prison visitors’ centre plays in…

Hope, harmony and humanity: creating a positive social climate in a democratic therapeutic community prison and the implications for penal practice

Jamie Bennett, Richard Shuker

There has been growing attention given to the concept of social climate as an element of prison practice. Research has indicated that more positive social climates can improve…


A systematic PRISMA review of individuals with autism spectrum disorder in secure psychiatric care: prevalence, treatment, risk assessment and other clinical considerations

Clare S. Allely

Patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) present with specific assessment, specific difficulties, needs and therapeutic issues and therefore are a challenging group for…


Just mercy through cultural and convict criminology

Anna King

The purpose of this paper is to explore Bryan Stevenson’s (2014, 2015) call to action from within two emergent schools of thought in criminology, “cultural criminology,” and…

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