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Fusion and reform: the potential for identity fusion to reduce recidivism and improve reintegration

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Recent theoretical advances in anthropology and group psychology suggest that sharing self-defining experiences creates identity fusion, a powerful form of social glue motivating prosocial action. Here, we present results of in-depth interviews with a sample of 31 former inmates of prisons in an Australian state and explore the theoretical implications of this work for interventions designed to reduce recidivism amongst ex-off enders. Our approach focusses on the implications of fusion theory...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.3167/aia.2020.270101

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SAME
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-6935-6724
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Name:
European Commission
Grant:
694986
Publisher:
Berghahn Journals
Journal:
Anthropology in Action More from this journal
Volume:
27
Issue:
1
Pages:
1-13
Publication date:
2020-06-24
Acceptance date:
2020-03-03
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EISSN:
1752-2285
ISSN:
0967-201X
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1090892
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pubs:1090892
Deposit date:
2020-03-04

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