From Masculine Criminal Distinction to Masculine Spiritual Distinction

  • Ross Deuchar


In this final chapter I draw upon Bourdieusian social field analysis combined with theoretical perspectives on hegemonic masculinity to provide a more granular analysis of the global insights outlined in the empirical chapters of the book. In doing so, I provide a deeper theoretical perspective on what provided the pathways into and out of gang membership, violence and criminality for the majority of the men I interviewed and the role of religion and spirituality in the latter. Towards the end of the chapter, final implications are made for future policy, practice and research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Interdisciplinary Research Unit on Crime, Policing and Social Justice, School of EducationUniversity of the West of ScotlandAyrUK

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