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

1st Edition

Rita Shah

Routledge
Published June 1, 2017
Reference - 184 Pages - 3 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138202191 - CAT# Y289163
Series: Routledge Innovations in Corrections

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Summary

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 by, shifting norms, practices, and institutions of corrections in California. The author calls for a rethinking of theoretical understandings of the corrections system, generally, and parole system, specifically, and calls for an expansion in the questions asked in reintegration studies. The book is designed for scholars seeking to better understand the relationship between correctional systems and rehabilitation and the full scope of rehabilitation as a legislative goal, and is also suitable for use as teaching tool for historical, textual, and interviewing methods.

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