Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620483
Title:
The core conditions of peer mentoring
Authors:
Buck, Gillian
Abstract:
Peer mentoring is an increasing feature of UK criminal justice, yet very little is known about the micro dynamics of this practice. Drawing upon an ethnographic study, this article identifies a number of ‘core conditions’ underpinning the practice, including caring, listening and encouraging small steps. Mentors and mentees highlight these conditions as antidotes to what they often perceive as disconnected, unhearing and technocratic criminal justice practices. Peer mentoring is claimed to release suffering, to unburden the self of grief and to explore new directions, given that mentors ‘genuinely care’ and are tolerant of slip-ups. Respondents offer valuable insight into the experience of being intervened upon and advocate for manageable shifts, which could meaningfully improve services for a range of vulnerable and stigmatized populations. However, the article also introduces tensions, including the expectation of emotional toil for little financial reward and the context of an increasingly results-driven criminal justice system.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Buck, G. (2017). The core conditions of peer mentoring. Criminology & Criminal Justice, 1748895817699659.
Publisher:
SAGE
Journal:
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Publication Date:
21-Mar-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620483
DOI:
10.1177/1748895817699659
Additional Links:
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/metrics/10.1177/1748895817699659
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Buck, G., The core conditions of peer mentoring, Criminology & Criminal Justice. Copyright © [2017]. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
ISSN:
1748-8958
EISSN:
1748-8966
Appears in Collections:
Health and Social Care

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dc.contributor.authorBuck, Gillianen
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-28T11:54:15Z-
dc.date.available2017-04-28T11:54:15Z-
dc.date.issued2017-03-21-
dc.identifier.citationBuck, G. (2017). The core conditions of peer mentoring. Criminology & Criminal Justice, 1748895817699659.en
dc.identifier.issn1748-8958-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1748895817699659-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620483-
dc.descriptionBuck, G., The core conditions of peer mentoring, Criminology & Criminal Justice. Copyright © [2017]. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.en
dc.description.abstractPeer mentoring is an increasing feature of UK criminal justice, yet very little is known about the micro dynamics of this practice. Drawing upon an ethnographic study, this article identifies a number of ‘core conditions’ underpinning the practice, including caring, listening and encouraging small steps. Mentors and mentees highlight these conditions as antidotes to what they often perceive as disconnected, unhearing and technocratic criminal justice practices. Peer mentoring is claimed to release suffering, to unburden the self of grief and to explore new directions, given that mentors ‘genuinely care’ and are tolerant of slip-ups. Respondents offer valuable insight into the experience of being intervened upon and advocate for manageable shifts, which could meaningfully improve services for a range of vulnerable and stigmatized populations. However, the article also introduces tensions, including the expectation of emotional toil for little financial reward and the context of an increasingly results-driven criminal justice system.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSAGEen
dc.relation.urlhttp://journals.sagepub.com/doi/metrics/10.1177/1748895817699659en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectCriminologyen
dc.subjectCriminal justiceen
dc.subjectDesistanceen
dc.subjectPeer mentoringen
dc.titleThe core conditions of peer mentoringen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1748-8966-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalCriminology and Criminal Justiceen
dc.date.accepted2017-02-13-
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rioxxterms.identifier.projectESRC 1037698en
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