Experiences of vulnerability in adult male prisoners: an integrative review

Heaslip, VA ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2037-4002, Dugdale, C, Parker, J, Johnsen, B and Hean, S 2022, 'Experiences of vulnerability in adult male prisoners: an integrative review' , The Prison Journal, 103 (1) , pp. 122-153.

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Vulnerability linked to offenders tends to focus on victims and society. Understanding prisoner vulnerability, is important to better address the negative impact of prison life. This paper reviews the evidence on vulnerability reported by male prisoners. 3038 citations were filtered using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analysis guidelines. Data were analysed using thematic analysis, highlighting four areas of vulnerability: uncertainty, environmental vulnerability, fear of harm and loss of human connection. The paper notes that basic principles for treatment of prisoners are not met in many areas, indicating a need to shift conceptualisations of vulnerability.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Journal or Publication Title: The Prison Journal
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 0032-8855
Funders: Horizon 2020
Depositing User: VA Heaslip
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2022 09:32
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2022 09:34
URI: https://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/65979

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