Prisoners Paroled to the Violent Streets Describe Their Lives to Us: Understanding Where Social Rehabilitation Must Begin (Hardback)Terri L. Sharp
Hardback Published: 01/01/2010
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This book argues for the importance of communication when facing problems associated with probation and parole. Based on the use of story-telling and listening as a way to influence behavior, the authors include fourteen fictionalized, reality-based narratives, which portray the reality of life within a large city's violent urban core. This book compels readers to learn about barriers that offenders face upon release from incarceration, including learning disabilities, mental health, lack of employment, and substance abuse. Many offenders have been victims of sexual and physical abuse, which predicated their placement in the foster care system, and subsequently eschewed their views on the norms of society. The federal and state governmental levels have attempted to address the problems offenders face by creating programs within the penal system, however, specific policies remain which block the offender from achieving success when released into the community. These composite stories reveal how offenders live and sadly, die, in the violent urban core. Persons who choose to study or work with parolees in the context of the violent urban core may find this book helpful as part of their acculturation process.
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd