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After prison : navigating employment and reintegration

Author: Rose Ricciardelli; Adrienne M F Peters
Publisher: Waterloo, Ontario : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
« After Prison opens with a former prisoner's story of reintegration employment experiences. Next, relying on a combination of research interviews, quantitative data, and literature, contributors present an international comparative review of Canada's evolving criminal record legislation; the promotive features of employment; the complex constraints and stigma former prisoners encounter as they seek employment; and

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rose Ricciardelli; Adrienne M F Peters
ISBN: 9781771123167 1771123168
OCLC Number: 1026615600
Description: 280 pages : graphiques ; 23 cm.
Contents: Navigating Employment and Reintegration: An Introduction. --
Chapter 1. Work after Prison: One Man's Transition. --
Chapter 2. Employment and Desistance from Crime. --
Chapter 3. Employment and Criminal Offenders with Mental Illness. --
Chapter 4. Job Search, Suspended: Changes to Canada's Pardon Program and the Impact on Finding Employment. --
Chapter 5. Vulnerabilities and Barriers in Post-Release Employment Reintegration as Indicated by Parolees. --
Chapter 6. Is Criminal History at the Time of Employment Predictive of Job Performance? A Comparison of Disciplinary Actions and Terminations in a Sample of Production Workers. --
Chapter 7. Transforming Rehabilitation: A Critical Evaluation of Barriers Encountered by an Offender Rehabilitation Program for South Asian/Muslim Offenders within the Probation Service Model. --
Chapter 8. Promoting Employment Opportunities through Mentorship for Gang-Involved Youth Reintegrating into the Community. --
Chapter 9. Barriers to Community Reintegration: The Benefits of Client-Centered Case Management and Pre-Employment Skills Training. --
Chapter 10. 'Between a Rock and a Hard Place' : How Being a 'Convict' Hinders Finding Work in the Neo-Liberal, Late-Capitalist Economy. --
Chapter 11. Does the Wrongful Part of Wrongful Conviction Make a Difference in the Job Market. --
Conclusion: Employment Reintegration.
Responsibility: Rose Ricciardelli and Adrienne M.F. Peters, editors.


Offers suggestions for criminal record policy amendments and new reintegration practices. Contributors concentrate on strategies that will reduce the stigma of having been in prison; foster  Read more...


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After Prison is a frank assessment of hard realities....[an] appeal to a society that still believes in second chances. -- Holly Doan -- Blacklock's Reporter, 20180326

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