The work aims at presenting the contribution of the professional life space drawing (DSSVP), a graphic-symbolic tool, to the analysis of the identities within the working frameworks. Namely, the study will consider police officers and middle management working in a prison (casa circondariale) in Lombardia (Italy). Firstly, the relationship between work and identity and the challenges that it is facing in the present setting will be considered. Secondly, the analysis will focus on the prisons context, where the professionals figures investigated within this study operate. At this stage, the tool of DSSVP will be presented together with those issues that it has helped to highlight thanks to a metric-type and phenomenological analysis
Keywords: Working identity, professional life-space drawing.
Caterina Gozzoli, Chiara D'Angelo, Giancarlo Tamanza, The contribution of the professional life space drawing (DSSVP - disegno simbolico dello spazio di vita professionale in Italian) to the analysis of working identities: The case of an Italian prison (casa circondariale) in "RISORSA UOMO " 1/2012, pp. 59-76, DOI:10.3280/RU2012-001007