I am currently awaiting the results of an experiment, co-run with Lori Sexton, examining the role of gender biases in labelling acts performed by prisoners as resistance. In this project, we are also interested in understanding to what extent lay expectations about what constitutes resistance matches up with academic descriptions, definitions, and discussions of resistance.
Check back for updates on my next big project in this area: a prisoner-based theory of prisoner resistance.
- Resistance as Agency? Incorporating the Structural Determinants of Prisoner Behaviour (British Journal of Criminology, 2017)
- The Consequences of Prisoners’ Micro-Resistance (Law & Social Inquiry, 2017)
- Resistance or Friction: Understanding the Significance of Prisoners’ Secondary Adjustments (Theoretical Criminology, 2015)