Prison industry and desistance from crime: an Australian programme

Day, Andrew, Wodak, Jo, Graffam, Joe, Baldry, Eileen, and Davey, Linda (2017) Prison industry and desistance from crime: an Australian programme. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 24 (6). pp. 899-909.

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Prison industries represent an important component of service delivery for correctional administrations around the world and yet there have been few attempts to articulate the specific role that they play in prisoner reintegration. This article describes the operation of an Australian prison industry programme. It identifies key programme characteristics that are thought to be associated with success before applying a desistance framework to understand the mechanisms by which change occurs and identify possible areas for improving efficacy. It is concluded that significant opportunities exist to enhance reintegration outcomes in this type of programme.

Item ID: 49008
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1934-1687
Keywords: desistance, employment, Indigenous, prison, rehabilitation, reintegration
Funders: Australian Research Council (ARC)
Projects and Grants: ARC Linkage LP140100329
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2017 23:47
FoR Codes: 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4402 Criminology > 440202 Correctional theory, offender treatment and rehabilitation @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940408 Rehabilitation and Correctional Services @ 100%
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