Doing Team Ethnography in a Transnational Prison

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Schmidt, Bethany E 
Beyens, Kristel 
Boone, Miranda 
Johnsen, Berit 

jats:titleAbstract</jats:title>jats:pThis article has three main purposes: (1) To describe an in-prison methodology for measuring the moral quality of life, developed organically out of experience and necessity. It is conducted over an intense but exceptionally brief period of time. (2) To reveal and reflect on our intellectual methodology: how do we describe, think, interpret and theorise about prison life in our work together, especially in a transnational team? (3) Finally, to consider the benefits and challenges of collaboration and intense immersion across national boundaries, in a study of Norgerhaven prison in the Netherlands. We found that our own implicit prison moralities varied significantly, as we worked together to describe a prison that surprised us, and our participants, hugely.</jats:p>


Funder: Norwegian Correctional Service

48 Law and Legal Studies, 4402 Criminology, 44 Human Society
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International Criminology
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