Good Vibrations: The long-term impact of a prison-based music project

Wilson, David, Caulfield, Laura and Atherton, Susie ORCID: 0000-0003-0682-0766 (2009) Good Vibrations: The long-term impact of a prison-based music project. Prison Service Journal, 182. pp. 27-32.

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There is growing awareness amongst policy makers and those working in the criminal justice system of the contribution that can be made by the arts in prisons, in particular by more innovative projects that are often provided by charities and voluntary organisations. Numerous research studies have suggested that projects — such as music and art programmes — that offer participants a creative outlet have a positive impact on offenders, not least by encouraging them to engage with further learning and education. The need to consider fully the longterm impact of such projects has been highlighted in reports commissioned by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Department for Education and Skills, and the Arts Council England which further suggest that research that tracks participants over time is the most appropriate way to assess the real impact of projects in prison.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Criminal justice system; Arts project; UK Prisons Service
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology. > HV6001 Criminology
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Susie Atherton
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2024 11:48
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2024 12:00

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