This project aims to illuminate the lifeworld and experiences of an incarcerated. For this purpose we will analyze the empirical finds, within the following themes: ‘self-esteem’, ‘action opportunities’ and ‘orientation of the world’.
Through our empirical research, we learned that Peter's surroundings, both before and after prison, have had an overwhelming impact on Peter's psychological development as a human being. Following this we considered Peter’s context, to have played a crucial role on his time as in inmate in federal prison.
Our intention with this project has not been to generalize Peter's feelings or experiences, but rather to determine what incarceration does to a human being. On that note we found that feelings, such as emancipation, deprivation of freedom and loss of identity are all emotions, which are likely to follow an existential crisis, such as imprisonment. These may be caused from the lack of sense of coherence, which will cause a human to not being able to cope with experiences such as this.
Peters has experienced disqualification confusion about his identity and inability to commit himself to life after imprisonment. We imagine that the feeling of deprivation and set feeling is experienced, not only by Peter, but in other inmates as well, as a huge existential crisis. In the interim the monitoring and control that our prison system performs is necessary for the same system to work.
|Uddannelser||Psykologi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor|
|Udgivelsesdato||21 maj 2017|