Thesis

166 Chapter 7 In our aim to assess the value of Moral Case Deliberation for prison staff at DCIA, we formulated the following research questions: Part A • Chapter 2: Content of MCD: What are the themes of the moral dilemmas discussed during MCD sessions with prison staff? • Chapter 3: Evaluation of MCD: How do prison staff and their MCD facilitators experience single MCD sessions and the series of MCD sessions? Part B • Chapter 4: Meaning and measurement of moral craftsmanship: What does the concept of moral craftsmanship entail in prison work, and how to operationalize this in a questionnaire? • Chapter 5: Impact of MCD on moral craftsmanship: What is the impact of participating in a series of MCD sessions on the moral craftsmanship of prison staff? Part C • Chapter 6: Outcomes of MCD: What are the outcomes of MCD as mentioned by participating prison staff and their facilitators, and how does this relate to a potential moral learning process of MCD participants? MAIN FINDINGS Part A The first part of this thesis, Chapters 2 and 3, showed how prison staff face many moral dilemmas during daily practice and how prison staff evaluated the MCD sessions. Content of MCD: moral dilemmas of prison staff Current literature on the ethics of prison staff seems mostly focused on incidents and breaches of integrity (Murdoch & Vaclav, 2016; Torres & Turvey, 2013). No empirical study has yet shown morally challenging situations of the daily practice as expressed by prison

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