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Islam in prison: finding faith, freedom and fraternity

Wilkinson, Matthew, Irfan, Lamia, Quraishi, Muzammil and Schneuwly Purdie, Mallory 2022. Islam in prison: finding faith, freedom and fraternity. Bristol, UK: Policy Press.

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This overview of how Islam is understood and practised in British and European prisons is an indispensable primer for prison and legal practitioners and policy-makers and contributes a much-needed evidence-base to a controversial subject. Based on original evidence from 279 Muslim prisoners and 79 prison staff, it explores how Muslims come to be incarcerated, how the practice of Islam affects rehabilitation, the types and effects of Islamic conversion and the professional practice of officers and chaplains. The authors also investigate the common belief that incarceration fosters Islamist extremism. Based on this evidence, they suggest improvements to provision and rehabilitative opportunities for Muslim prisoners.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 978-1447363606
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Last Modified: 21 Feb 2023 16:56

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