The Ex-Prisoner''s Dilemma : How Women Negotiate Competing Narratives of Reentry and Desistance
By: Leverentz, Andrea M.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Critical Issues in Crime and Society: Publisher: Piscataway : Rutgers University Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (248 p.).ISBN: 9780813562292.Subject(s): Criminals -- Rehabilitation -- United States | Ex-convicts -- Services for -- United States | Prisoners -- Family relationships -- United States | Women prisoners -- Rehabilitation -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Ex-Prisoner''s Dilemma : How Women Negotiate Competing Narratives of Reentry and DesistanceDDC classification: 365.660820973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Series Page; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I. Becoming an Ex-Offender; Chapter 1. The Mercy Home and the Discourse of Reentry and Desistance; Chapter 2. Introducing the Women and Their Pathways to Offending; Chapter 3. A Year in the Life; Part II. The Social Context of Reentry; Chapter 4. Family Dynamics in Reentry and Desistance; Chapter 5. Women's Chosen Relationships and Their Role in Self-Redefinition; Chapter 6. Education, Employment, and a House of One's Own; Conclusion; Appendix A. Respondent Characteristics; Appendix B. Research Methods; Notes
Drawing on repeated interviews with forty-nine women newly released from prison, Leverentz explores the conflicting messages these women receive about who they are and who they should be-from prison staff, workers at halfway houses and drug treatment programs, family members, and friends. These messages, she shows, shape the narratives the women create to explain their past records and guide their future behavior.
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