AbstractsLaw & Legal Studies

Community attitudes toward the reintegration of ex-prisoners

by Catherine Andrews

Institution: Deakin University
Year: 2015
Keywords: ex-prisoner reintegration; community participation; personal involvement; community support
Posted: 02/05/2017
Record ID: 2100581
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30079007


 This study explored community readiness to support ex-prisoner reintegration; a sentencing objective requiring active community participation. Findings indicate the community support reintegration. Certain conditions maximised support. Abstract reintegrative policy was endorsed over personal involvement in ex-prisoner reintegration; ex-prisoners demonstrating an ability to be ‘redeemed’ and non-stereotypical ex-offender-types received greater support. Advisors/Committee Members: Bartholomew Terry, Graffam Joseph, Donald Thomson.