29 May 2014

Michael Crowley on creative writing in prisons

From Nine To Noon, 10:10 am on 29 May 2014

British writer, academic and former youth justice worker and probation officer Michael Crowley talks about the power of creative writing in rehabilitating prisoners. For the past 15 years, Michael has worked in a range of roles in Britain with young offenders and people at risk of offending, using writing as a technique to change thinking and behavior to prevent crime, and create empathy with victims. He has written a handbook for people working in the field, called Behind the Lines, and is in Wellington to deliver workshops to writers, Corrections and Probation staff.