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|Peer Review Status: ||Refereed|
|Title: ||Women, resettlement and desistance|
|Author(s): ||McIvor, Gill|
|Contact Email: ||email@example.com|
|Issue Date: ||Dec-2009|
|Citation: ||McIvor G, Trotter C & Sheehan R (2009) Women, resettlement and desistance,
Probation Journal, 56 (4), pp. 347-361.|
|Abstract: ||With the numbers of women imprisoned increasing across Western jurisdictions
over the last 15 or so years, so too have the numbers of women returning to the
community following a period in custody. Despite increasing policy attention in
the UK and elsewhere to prisoner resettlement, women’s experiences on release
from prison have received limited empirical and policy attention. Drawing upon
interviews with women leaving prison in Victoria, Australia, this article
discusses the resettlement challenges faced by the women and highlights their
similarity to the experiences of women leaving prison in other jurisdictions.
Women had mixed (and predominantly negative) experiences and views of accessing
services and supports following release, though experiences of parole
supervision by community corrections officers were often positive, especially if
women felt valued and supported by workers who demonstrated genuine concern.
Analysis of factors associated with further offending and with desistance,
points to the critical role of flexible, tailored and women-centred post-release
support building, and, where possible, upon relationships established with women
while they are still in priso|
|Type: ||Journal Article|
|DOI Link: ||http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0264550509346515|
|Rights: ||Published in Probation Journal. Copyright: Sage.; The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Probation Journal, Volume 56, Issue 4, pp. 347 - 361, 2009, © SAGE Publications, Inc., 2009 by SAGE Publications, Inc. at the Probation Journal page: http://prb.sagepub.com/ on SAGE Journals Online: http://online.sagepub.com/|
|Affiliation: ||Applied Social Science|
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