Doing Team Ethnography in a Transnational Prison

A. (Alison) Liebling*, B.E. (Bethany) Schmidt, Kristel Beyens, M.M. (Miranda) Boone, B. (Berit) Johnsen, Mieke Kox, T. (Tore) Rokkan, A.S. (An-Sofie) Vanhouche

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This 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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-134
JournalInternational Criminology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 23 Apr 2021
Externally publishedYes


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