Bridging the gap between confinement and community

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dc.contributor.advisor Hoheisel, G en
dc.contributor.author Gerrard, Loretta en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-24T02:24:32Z en
dc.date.issued 2017 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/37527 en
dc.description Full Text is available to authenticated members of The University of Auckland only. en
dc.description.abstract Scientific, physiological and psychological studies have demonstrated that previous and present incarceration programmes are fundamentally detrimental for the mental health of imprisoned men and women. Research has indicated that prison techniques, such as solitary confinement, have a limited possibility of successfully rehabilitating inmates into society and instead are likely to result in extreme levels of recidivism. Prisons should be a place where modern concepts of mental health, wellbeing and enlightenment are supported and encouraged. Therefore, the first step in the reduction of recidivism would be to integrate a prison into its local community, normalising the incarceration process instead of ostracising and segregating inmates from society altogether. Evidence continues to associate isolationistic prison systems with high rates of prisoner reoffending and rapid psychological deterioration. Regrettably, New Zealand prisons follow the traditional punitive approaches to criminal containment, such that the majority of prisons are intentionally located in rural areas, as a way to separate the incarcerated from the innocent through this rural-urban divide. This thesis aims to propose a blueprint for a connected, rehabilitative, enriching prison complex that can not only coexist in the urban environment, but moreover enrich the urban fabric of the community. Through this proposal, the question of whether a symbiotic relationship between prisoner and community can be maintained, is composed and the architectural strategies and designs that catalyse this reformation amongst a prison population is established and developed extensively. en
dc.publisher ResearchSpace@Auckland en
dc.relation.ispartof Masters Thesis - University of Auckland en
dc.relation.isreferencedby UoA99265138710902091 en
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dc.title Bridging the gap between confinement and community en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.discipline Architecture en
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Auckland en
thesis.degree.level Masters en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.elements-id 750032 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2018-07-24 en


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