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Prisoner Reentry in the 21st Century: Critical Perspectives of Returning Home

Prisoner Reentry in the 21st Century: Critical Perspectives of Returning Home

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Keesha M. Middlemass, CalvinJohn Smiley
November 22, 2019

This groundbreaking edited volume evaluates prisoner reentry using a critical approach to demonstrate how the many issues surrounding reentry do not merely intersect but are in fact reinforcing and interdependent. The number of former incarcerated persons with a felony conviction living in the...

Recalibrating Juvenile Detention: Lessons Learned from the Court-Ordered Reform of the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center

Recalibrating Juvenile Detention: Lessons Learned from the Court-Ordered Reform of the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center

1st Edition

David W. Roush
February 11, 2019

Recalibrating Juvenile Detention chronicles the lessons learned from the 2007 to 2015 landmark US District Court-ordered reform of the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center (JTDC) in Illinois, following years of litigation by the ACLU about egregious and unconstitutional conditions of...

Correctional Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Communities: Reducing Recidivism Through Behavior Change

Correctional Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Communities: Reducing Recidivism Through Behavior Change

1st Edition

Jennifer A. Pealer
September 27, 2018

Drawing on original research on the effectiveness of a therapeutic community (TC) in reducing recidivism among juvenile male offenders, Correctional Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Communities: Reducing Recidivism Through Behavior Change provides a comprehensive review of the current state of drug...

Rural Jail Reentry: Offender Needs and Challenges

Rural Jail Reentry: Offender Needs and Challenges

1st Edition

Kyle C. Ward
August 23, 2018

Today’s high recidivism rates, combined with the rising costs of jails and prisons, are increasingly seen as problems that must be addressed on both moral and financial grounds. Research on prison and jail reentry typically focuses on barriers stemming from employment, housing, mental health, and...

Juvenile Justice and Expressive Arts: Creative Disruptions through Art Programs for and with Teens in a Correctional Institution

Juvenile Justice and Expressive Arts: Creative Disruptions through Art Programs for and with Teens in a Correctional Institution

1st Edition

Carol Cross
February 21, 2018

Juvenile Justice and Expressive Arts: Creative Disruptions through Art Programs for and with Teens in a Correctional Institution explores art programming as a sustainable educational initiative to support incarcerated teens’ successful reintegration to society. Responding to a lack of scholarly...

Community Re-Entry: Uncertain Futures for Women Leaving Prison

Community Re-Entry: Uncertain Futures for Women Leaving Prison

1st Edition

Alison Pedlar, Susan Arai, Felice Yuen, Darla Fortune
February 01, 2018

In their journeys to prison and community re-entry, women leaving prison tend to share overarching challenges connected to lives of poverty, trauma, and abuse. Community Re-Entry: Uncertain Futures for Women Leaving Prison provides a rare opportunity to hear directly from women who have spent time...

The Meaning of Rehabilitation and its Impact on Parole: There and Back Again in California

The Meaning of Rehabilitation and its Impact on Parole: There and Back Again in California

1st Edition

Rita Shah
June 01, 2017

This book queries the concept of rehabilitation to determine how, on a legislative and policy level, the term is defined as a goal of correctional systems. The book explores what rehabilitation is by investigating how, at different moments in time, its conceptualization has shaped, and been shaped...

The Angola Prison Seminary: Effects of Faith-Based Ministry on Identity Transformation, Desistance, and Rehabilitation

The Angola Prison Seminary: Effects of Faith-Based Ministry on Identity Transformation, Desistance, and Rehabilitation

1st Edition

Michael Hallett, Joshua Hays, Byron R. Johnson, Sung Joon Jang, Grant Duwe
August 09, 2016

Corrections officials faced with rising populations and shrinking budgets have increasingly welcomed "faith-based" providers offering services at no cost to help meet the needs of inmates. Drawing from three years of on-site research, this book utilizes survey analysis along with life-history...

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