The ripples of death: Exploring the bereavement experiences and mental health of young men in custody.

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    19 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    The study explored the prevalence and nature of bereavement among 33 young men who had been sentenced to a Young Offender’s Institution. A bereavement had been experienced by 91% of the sample, and the rates of traumatic and multiple deaths were high. Young men who had experienced more ‘difficult’ bereavements scored higher on the mental health screen than those who had not, although differences did not reach statistical significance. Semi-structured interviews were also undertaken with a sub-sample in order to describe young men’s bereavement experiences from their own perspective, and these findings were aligned to a theory of grief processing. The implications for practice and future research are discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages19
    JournalThe Howard Journal of Crime and Justice
    Early online date14 Mar 2014
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Keywords

    • bereavement
    • loss
    • young offenders
    • youth justice
    • young men
    • custody
    • bereavement experiences
    • mental health

    Research Output

    • 19 Citations
    • 1 Article

    Bereavement among young men in prison

    Vaswani, N., Dec 2014, In : Criminal Justice Matters. 98, 1, p. 20-21 2 p.

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    Prizes

    HaSS Impact Prize: Outstanding Impact for Policy

    Vaswani, Nina (Recipient), Jun 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Activities

    • 2 Key-note speaker and plenary lectures at conferences
    • 1 Participation in conference

    Working with Loss and Bereavement in Young People

    Nina Vaswani (Organiser)

    18 Nov 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesKey-note speaker and plenary lectures at conferences

    Scottish Drugs Forum

    Nina Vaswani (Invited speaker)

    13 Sep 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesKey-note speaker and plenary lectures at conferences

    Seasons for Growth Conference Scotland

    Nina Vaswani (Invited speaker)

    1 Nov 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

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