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Derek KREAGER – “Social Networks and Health in Prison and Upon Reentry: Lessons Learned from the Prison Inmate Network Studies (PINS)” ZOOM
Sociology Seminar: Thursdays
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm –
Date: 11th of May 2023
Derek KREAGER – “Social Networks and Health in Prison and Upon Reentry: Lessons Learned from the Prison Inmate Network Studies (PINS)”
This presentation overviews the theory, methods, and results from a series of studies focused on the informal social networks and health of men and women incarcerated in Pennsylvania prisons. Through the collection of unique social network and qualitative data focused on friendship and status in multiple prison settings, we test longstanding hypotheses for the sources of prison status and expected associations between individual social positions and outcomes such as prison victimization, treatment engagement, mental health, and reentry success. I summarize the findings and challenges of this mode of research and its relevance for criminological theory and policy. Finally, I introduce two ongoing research projects that extend this network approach into the domains of (a) corrections officer health and social organization and (b) a reentry house focused on long-term incarcerated men.
Hadrien Le Mer, Etienne OLLION, Patrick PRÄG (Pôle de Sociologie du CREST)