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Inspiring Futures

 

We are working with professional consultants to produce an app, which will be both a tool for participants to use to reflect on their experiences, and a means of data collection for us. As well as being able to use the app to fill in the research questionnaires, participants will be able to add entries to a digital journal. Following recommendations from current and former participants, these entries will be possible in different ways - written entries, photos, videos or sound recordings. Participants will be able to engage in the way that best suits them at the time. Participants' journals will contribute to the qualitative study, seeking to understand how and why the arts in criminal justice impact individuals, communities and society.

Development is under way, and we are close to being able to trial the app. Updates on its progress will appear here, and instructions for use once it is up and running.

 

Inspiring Futures is a 3-year research project led by Professor Loraine Gelsthorpe and Dr Caroline Lanskey, investigating the impact and meaning of arts projects in the criminal justice system. It is an independent research project, embedded into the Inspiring Futures programme run by the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance, investigating the work of a number of arts partner organisations. It is funded by the ESRC.

 

Get in touch

Email: inspiringfutures@crim.cam.ac.uk

Phone/text: 07707 288282