Reintegration services for long-term dangerous offenders : a case study and discussion

Day, Andrew, Ward, Tony and Shirley, Lyn 2011, Reintegration services for long-term dangerous offenders : a case study and discussion, Journal of offender rehabilitation, vol. 50, no. 2, pp. 66-80.

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Title Reintegration services for long-term dangerous offenders : a case study and discussion
Author(s) Day, Andrew
Ward, Tony
Shirley, Lyn
Journal name Journal of offender rehabilitation
Volume number 50
Issue number 2
Start page 66
End page 80
Total pages 15
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Philadelphia, Pa.
Publication date 2011
ISSN 1050-9674
1540-8558
Keyword(s) long-term prisoners
offender reintegration
postrelease services
rehabilitation
Summary Successfully reintegrating long-term prisoners back into the community often presents significant challenges for service providers. Ex-prisoners typically experience high levels of social stigma; present with multiple needs; and can struggle to find meaningful employment, stable accommodation, and to maintain supportive relationships. There have, however, been relatively few published evaluations of the outcomes achieved by postrelease services on managing the risk of reoffending and, as such, it is difficult for service providers to meet these multiple and complex levels of need in ways that might be considered to be evidence based. In this article we describe a specialized prerelease support, reentry, and reintegration service that is offered to long-term prisoners, many of whom have been legally labelled as ‘‘dangerous.’’ The current model of service delivery is reviewed and discussed in the context of current theories of offender rehabilitation and reintegration. These are then used to discuss the way in which services for this group of offenders might best be conceptualized.
Notes Online publication date 23 February 2011
Language eng
Field of Research 180110 Criminal Law and Procedure
Socio Economic Objective 940403 Criminal Justice
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2011, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30033048

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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