Ageism in Prison

Project Details


This project will for the first time empirically investigate how ageism is
manifested in prison in Belgium. On the basis of emerging
methodological techniques, it will be analysed how key actors in
prison perceive, experience and practice ageism. These key actors
are older prisoners, prison officers and members of the psychosocial
service. The research will moreover explore differences between,
and within, both actors and prisons on this topic. The research will
theoretically and methodologically contribute to the field of critical
penological and gerontological studies.
Effective start/end date1/10/2130/09/25


  • Ageism
  • Prison
  • Dignity

Flemish discipline codes in use since 2023

  • Social gerontology
  • Human rights and justice issues
  • Correctional theory, offender treatment and rehabilitation
  • Punishment and criminal justice


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