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Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology

Parole and Beyond

International Experiences of Life After Prison

Editors: Armstrong, Ruth, Durnescu, Ioan (Eds.)

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  • Focuses on the under-researched topic of life after prison
  • Draws on the forgotten perspectives of those subject to imprisonment, not just practitioners
  • Questions the aims, role, and problems relating to the probation system
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About this book

This book provides an assessment of contemporary international knowledge about the experiences of life after release from prison. For over 100 years people leaving prison have been supervised by probation services, but little has been written about how those who are supervised experience this process, or how this process influences experiences post-release. Research suggests that the success or failure of supervision in terms of reoffending may be related to how it is experienced, but little has been written about how supervision interacts with these experiences. Despite this lack of grounded knowledge, post-prison supervision continues to grow internationally.
This book addresses issues relating to life after release through providing a vision of contemporary life after prison in different social and economic climates from those who are the subjects of this growing and changing form of penal power. An engaging and timely study, this book will be of particular interest to scholars of criminal justice and punishment.

About the authors

Dr. Ruth Armstrong is a British Academy Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, UK. Her research has focused on understanding experiences of life in prison and after release from prison. She co-created and directs the Learning Together programme of prison and university education partnerships, seeking to provide routes out of prison and into higher education.
Dr. Ioan Durnecu is Professor of Sociology and Social Work in the Sociology and Social Work faculty at the University of Bucharest, Romania. He teaches and conducts research in the area of probation and prison fields. Ioan Durnescu is also co-editor of the European Journal of Probation and a board member of the Confederation of European Probation (CEP).

Reviews

“Parole and Beyond’ represents an invaluable work of scholarship that does not hold its punches. It makes it abundantly clear that ‘supervision risks demotivating the motivated in its hope of restricting the unmotivated’, and the book offers practical and realistic solutions for reform. This collection merits wide readership amongst policymakers, academics, and students alike.” (Mark Alexander, Prison Service Journal, Issue 236, March, 2018)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Parole and Beyond: International Experiences of Life After Prison

    Armstrong, Ruth (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Experiencing Supervision in England—On Licence and on Community Sentences

    Shapland, Joanna (et al.)

    Pages 19-47

  • Released from Prison in Denmark: Experiences vs. Ambitions

    Olesen, Annette (et al.)

    Pages 49-76

  • Walk the Line: Assessing Prison Conduct for Parole in the Netherlands

    Beckmann, Maaike M.

    Pages 77-104

  • Living in Faith on Parole in Bible Belt USA

    Armstrong, Ruth

    Pages 105-139

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eBook $89.00
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-95117-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-95733-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Parole and Beyond
Book Subtitle
International Experiences of Life After Prison
Editors
  • Ruth Armstrong
  • Ioan Durnescu
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-95118-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-95118-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-95117-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-95733-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 319
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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