At the heart of My Brother's Keeper is an interior account of life inside four Christian-based prison units in England. It draws on the findings of a detailed evaluation conducted by the authors for the Home Office, Prison Service and Kainos Community between 2000 and 2001, including an updated reconviction study. It is an authoritative account of an innovative programme.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134040117
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/17/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eTextbook
  • Pages: 400
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Jonathan Burnside is Reader in Biblical Law at the School of Law, Bristol University. His work explores the relationship between law, theology and criminology.

Joanna Adler is a Lecturer in Forensic Psychology at Middlesex University. Recent publications include Forensic Psychology, 2e (Willan, 2010).

Nancy Loucks is Chief Executive of Families Outside, a voluntary organisation that specialises in advocacy and support for families affected by imprisonment. Prior to this, she worked as an independent Criminologist and her research focused primarily on prison policy and comparative criminology.

Gerry Rose is a Senior Research Associate at the Institute of Criminology, Cambridge University.

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Table of Contents

Prologue : beatitudes behind bars : Christianity and imprisonment
1 The prison that started it all
2 From Cursillo to prison : the story of Kairos
3 The rise and fall of Kairos-APAC
4 Kainos community : views from the inside
5 Kainos community : views from the top
6 Kainos community and religious freedom
7 Navigating by the heavens : horizon communities
8 Preparing evangelists : InnerChange freedom initiative
9 Psycho-social impact of Kainos
10 The impact of Kainos and Christian-based units on recidivism
11 Keeping faith in prison : the promise of faith-based units
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