Black men, religiosity and desistance: exploring Islam, desistance and identity

Robinson - Edwards, Shona and Pinkney, Craig (2017) Black men, religiosity and desistance: exploring Islam, desistance and identity. Safer Communities.

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to explore the experiences of Ibrahim, an ex-offender who has
embraced Islam. Ibrahim professes Islam to be the influential element to his desistance process. This study
explores Ibrahim’s journey, emphasising and reflecting upon youth; criminality and religiosity. Much of the
current research relating to Black men and offending is limited to masculinity, father absence, gangs and
criminality. The role of religiosity in the lives of offenders and/or ex-offenders is often overlooked. The authors
suggest that identity, religiosity and desistance can raise a host of complexities while highlighting the unique
challenges and benefits experienced by Ibrahim, following the practice of religion.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: V600 Theology and Religious studies
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences > Dept. Criminology and Sociology
UoA Collections > REF2021 UoA21: Sociology
Depositing User: Shona Robinson-Edwards
Date Deposited: 10 May 2018 08:28
Last Modified: 31 May 2018 14:59
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5924

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