After Prison: Navigating Employment and Reintegration

After Prison: Navigating Employment and Reintegration

written by James Young; edited by Adrienne Peters and Rose Ricciardelli (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2017), 288 page(s)

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Abstract / Summary
Employment for former prisoners is a critical pathway toward reintegration into society and is central to the processes of desistance from crime. Nevertheless, the economic climate in Western countries has aggravated the ability of former prisoners and people with criminal records to find gainful employment.After Prison opens with a former prisoner’s story of reintegration employment experiences. Next, relying on a combination of research interviews, quantitative data, and literature, contributors present an international comparative review of Canada’s evolving criminal record legislation; the promotive features of employment; the complex constraints and stigma former prisoners encounter as they seek employment; and the individual and societal benefits of assisting former prisoners attain “gainful” employment. A main theme throughout is the interrelationship between employment and other central conditions necessary for safety and sustenance.This book offers suggestions for criminal record policy amendments and new reintegration practices that would assist individuals in the search for employment. Using the evidence and research findings of practitioners and scholars in social work, criminology and law, psychology, and other related fields, the contributors concentrate on strategies that will reduce the stigma of having been in prison; foster supportive relationships between social and legal agencies and prisons and parole systems; and encourage individually tailored resources and training following release of individuals.
Field of Interest
Global Issues
James Young
Copyright Message
Copyright © 2017 Wilfrid Laurier University Press
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Warning: Contains explicit content
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Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Place Published / Released
Waterloo, ON
Global Issues, Criminal Justice & Public Safety, Social Sciences, Individual and Groups Rights, Corrections, General Context and History of Prison, Parole, Employment opportunities, Employment, Released from prison, Prisons, Prisoners, Sociology, Direitos Individuais e de Grupo, Derechos del Individuo y de Grupos, Correções, Asuntos Penitenciarios, Canada, 21st Century in World History (2001– )
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Direitos Individuais e de Grupo, Derechos del Individuo y de Grupos, Correções, Asuntos Penitenciarios

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