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The Twinning Project: how football, the beautiful game, can be used to reduce reoffending

Newson, Martha, Whitehouse, Harvey (2020) The Twinning Project: how football, the beautiful game, can be used to reduce reoffending. Prison Service Journal, (248). pp. 28-31. ISSN 0300-3558. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:84177)

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Abstract

Reoffending is one of the greatest socio-economic burdens currently facing the UK, costing taxpayers around £18.1 billion a year. 1 Recent studies show that 48% of ex-prisoners reoffend within a 12-month period, exacerbating the current prison overcrowding crisis. 2 The benefits of reducing recidivism are obvious, but viable pathways to this outcome have yet to be elucidated and executed. The twofold solution to this problem is proposed in the present practice note. Firstly, we need to change the way prisoners think about themselves, aiming to bond prisoners more tightly to mainstream society and law-abiding values. In doing so, opportunities for employment become more viable. Secondly, we need to increase society-at-large’s determination in bringing former prisoners back into the fold. The Twinning project is a new initiative that promises to help us accomplish both goals.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: prisoners, recidivism, reoffending, soccer
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Martha Newson
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2020 14:14 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:16 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/84177 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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