Making It in the Free World: Women in Transition from Prison

Making It in the Free World: Women in Transition from Prison

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by Patricia O'Brien
     
 

This is the first study to address the important but neglected topic of how women return to the “free world” after single or multiple experiences of incarceration. It uses first-person narratives and a comprehensive review of contemporary theory to provide useful suggestions for practitioners and policymakers concerned with responding to the increasing… See more details below

Overview

This is the first study to address the important but neglected topic of how women return to the “free world” after single or multiple experiences of incarceration. It uses first-person narratives and a comprehensive review of contemporary theory to provide useful suggestions for practitioners and policymakers concerned with responding to the increasing number of women in the criminal justice system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791448625
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
03/01/2001
Series:
Suny Series, Women, Crime and Criminology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
201
Sales rank:
990,591
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgments

1. Making It in the “Free World”

2. Establishing Home

3. From the Inside Out

4. Reconstructing Relationships

5. It Could Be Otherwise

Epilogue: Two Years Later

Appendix A: Research Design

Appendix B: Summary of Study Participants

Notes

References

Index

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