Constructing the everyday experiences of women subject to punishment in the community as subjugated knowledge poses methodological challenges that feminist criminology and visual criminology have the potential to overcome. By examining a Participatory Action Research (PAR) cycle run with women subject to offender supervision and community punishment, this paper identifies the potential for visual, creative, and participatory methods as a way of uncovering the hidden life experiences of some of the most marginalised in society. Exposing such experiences can offer a meaningful critique of the way the criminal justice system in England and Wales treats women with convictions, and how this contributes to their ability to craft crime free futures.
|Title of host publication||Voices of Resistance: Subjugated knowledge and the challenge to the criminal justice system|
|Editors||Kim Atkinson, Aintoinette Huber, Katie Tucker|
|Place of Publication||Bristol|
|Publication status||Published - 23 Jul 2017|