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Title: The social location of personality disorder : an exploration of the social problems and needs of male offenders in probation hostels
Author: Quinney, Lee
ISNI:       0000 0004 2750 1518
Awarding Body: Cardiff University
Current Institution: Cardiff University
Date of Award: 2010
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The probation officers' narratives tended to focus on risk management and person-centred relationships with personality disordered offenders, even after recent role changes left them with less time for social work. The offender narratives suggest their social problems link to their claim for normative identity. It is complex and problematic as they aspire for an idealised hegemonic masculine position as part of the mainstream masculinity in society, often using crime as a means of expressing their belonging to this. They could be seen to be trying to recover from spoiled identities.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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