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Author Veysey, Bonita

Title How Offenders Transform Their Lives
Published Uffculme : Willan Pub., 2009
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Description 1 online resource (242 pages)
Contents Cover; Prelims; Contents; List of Tables; Notes on contributors; Chapter 2. Moments of transformation: formerly incarcerated individuals' narratives of change; Chapter 3. Looking-glass identity transformation: Pygmalion and Golem in the rehabilitation process; Chapter 4. Former prisoners, their family members, and the transformative potential of support; Chapter 5. 'I got a quick tongue': negotiating ex-convict identity in mixed company; Chapter 6. Thinking inside the box: prisoner education, learning identities, and the possibilities for change
Chapter 7. Accounts of change and resistance among women prisonersChapter 8. Parole supervision, change in the self, and desistance from substance use and crime; Chapter 9. Identity change through the transformational model of the public safety initiative of LIFERS, Inc; Chapter 10. Formerly incarcerated persons' use of advocacy/activism as a coping orientation in the reintegration process; Chpater 11. Lessons learned about offender change; implications
Summary This book presents a series of studies (mostly qualitative) that investigate individual identity transformation from offender status to pro-social, non-offending roles
Notes Print version record
Subject Criminals -- Rehabilitation -- United States.
Criminals -- Rehabilitation.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Christian, Johanna
Martinez, Damian
ISBN 1843927314