Communities of faith in prison communities: a case study

Alan George Forsyth

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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This thesis is a reflection on the development of spiritual capital, using an intensive case study of the (Christian) community of faith in Acacia Prison. This faith community is highly unusual and perhaps unique. During the time of this research, the Acacia chaplaincy department was responsible for introducing in-prison restorative justice to Australia in the form of a programme called the Sycamore Tree Project (STP). This study paints a vivid picture of the development of spiritual capital within a prison environment, contributes to theory of community, and firmly positions STP in the restorative justice world.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Award date29 Aug 2016
Publication statusUnpublished - 2015


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