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How offenders transform their lives

Author: Bonita M Veysey; Johnna Christian; Damian J Martinez
Publisher: London, U.K. ; New York, N.Y. : Routledge, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2011 edView all editions and formats
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This book presents a series of studies (mostly qualitative) that investigate individual identity transformation from offender status to pro-social, non-offending roles.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bonita M Veysey; Johnna Christian; Damian J Martinez
ISBN: 9781843925095 1843925095
OCLC Number: 727126464
Notes: Originally published : Willan Pub., 2009.
Description: xiii, 225 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Identity transformation and offender change / Bonita M. Veysey, Damian J. Martinez and Johnna Christian --
Moments of transformation : formerly incarcerated individuals' narratives of change / Johnna Christian [and others] --
Looking-glass identity transformation : Pygmalion and Golem in the rehabilitation process / Shadd Maruna [and others] --
Former prisoners, their family members, and the transformative potential of support / Damian J. Martinez --
'I got a quick tongue' : negotiating ex-convict identity in mixed company / Lois Presser and Suzanne Kurth --
Thinking inside the box : prisoner education, learning identities, and the possibilities for change / Emma Hughes --
Accounts of change and resistance among women prisoners / Barbara Owen --
Parole supervision, change in the self, and desistance from substance use and crime / Merry Morash --
Identity change through the transformation model of the public safety initiative of LIFERS, Inc. / M. Kay Harris --
Formerly incarcerated persons' use of advocacy/activism as a coping orientation in the reintegration process / Thomas P. LeBel --
Lessons learned about offender change : implications for criminal justice policy / Russ Immarigeon.
Responsibility: edited by Bonita M. Veysey, Johnna Christian and Damian J. Martinez.

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