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Parole and Beyond: International Experiences of Life After Prison
  

Parole and Beyond: International Experiences of Life After Prison (Hardback, 1st ed. 2016)

Edited by Armstrong, Ruth
Edited by Durnescu, Ioan

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This book provides an assessment of contemporary international knowledge about the experiences of life after release from prison.

ISBN 9781349951178
Barcode 9781349951178
Published 22 August 2017 by Palgrave Macmillan
Format Hardback, 1st ed. 2016
Series Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology
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ISBN-13 9781349951178
ISBN-10 134995117X
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Imprint Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Date 22 August 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, 1st ed. 2016
Edition 1st ed. 2016th
Author(s) Edited by Armstrong, Ruth
Edited by Durnescu, Ioan
Series Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology
Category Penology & Punishment
Offenders
Number of Pages 319
Dimensions Width: 148mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 19mm
Weight 5,308g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Parole, Criminals - Rehabilitation, Critical criminology, Juvenile delinquents, Crime-Sociological aspects
NBS Text Social Issues, Services & Welfare
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 364.62
Catalogue Code 989358

Description of this Book

This book aims provides an assessment of contemporary international knowledge about the experiences of life after release from prison. For over 100 years people leaving prison have been supervised by probation services, but little has been written about how those who are supervised experience this process, or how this process influences experiences post-release. Research suggests that the success or failure of supervision in terms of reoffending may be related to how it is experienced, but little has been written about how supervision interacts with these experiences. Despite this lack of grounded knowledge, post-prison supervision continues to grow internationally. This book addresses issues relating to life after release through providing a vision of contemporary life after prison in different social and economic climates from those who are the subjects of this growing and changing form of penal power. An engaging and timely study, this book will be of particular interest to scholars of criminal justice and punishment.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Parole and Beyond' represents an invaluable work of scholarship that does not hold its punches. It makes it abundantly clear that `supervision risks demotivating the motivated in its hope of restricting the unmotivated', and the book offers practical and realistic solutions for reform. This collection merits wide readership amongst policymakers, academics, and students alike. (Mark Alexander, Prison Service Journal, Issue 236, March, 2018)

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Author's Bio

Dr. Ruth Armstrong is a British Academy Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, UK. Her research has focused on understanding experiences of life in prison and after release from prison. She co-created and directs the Learning Together programme of prison and university education partnerships, seeking to provide routes out of prison and into higher education. Dr. Ioan Durnecu is Professor of Sociology and Social Work in the Sociology and Social Work faculty at the University of Bucharest, Romania. He teaches and conducts research in the area of probation and prison fields. Ioan Durnescu is also co-editor of the European Journal of Probation and a board member of the Confederation of European Probation (CEP).

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