Conviction, Conversion and the Chaplain: An investigative by Joel Thomas

By Joel Thomas

regardless of 1,365,347 contributors being sentenced by means of courts in 2010 (Ministry of Justice 2011a), the reports of these imprisoned at the present time stay principally ignored within the educational sphere. This learn goals to envision the potential methods felony chaplains and ex-prisoners, conversion narratives and the ensuing results on one's identification were explored. the information means that identification is a posh thought, seriously depending on context, and reiterated via relational others to shape particular identification narratives. while the functionality of non secular identification is clear, this isn't restricted to prisoners, with effects exhibiting that prisoners additionally anticipate a level of non secular functionality from chaplains. even though ideas of faith and religion are frequently used interchangeably, it is very important distinguish among those ambiguous phenomena, and take no longer in their intersectional features. This study contributes to our personal figuring out of prisoners' reviews inside of felony, and gives a fuller photograph of the worth of chaplains' roles within the technique of assisting prisoners in confident identity-formation.

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