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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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
16 December 2017Published
20 November 2017Accepted
Subjects: CAH20 - historical, philosophical and religious studies > CAH20-02 - philosophy and religious studies > CAH20-02-02 - theology and religious studies
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > College of Law, Social and Criminal Justice
Depositing User: Shona Robinson-Edwards
Date Deposited: 10 May 2018 08:28
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2024 12:49

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