Factors contributing to recidivism among inmates in selected Ghana prisons

Baffour, Frank Darkwa (2020) Factors contributing to recidivism among inmates in selected Ghana prisons. PhD thesis, James Cook University.

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Abstract

Frank Baffour employed the critical social work theory, social learning theory, and labelling perspective to explore factors contributing to recidivism in selected prisons in Ghana. Qualitative data were collected from 53 participants including 25 prison inmates who had served two or more terms of incarceration, 15 prison officers, and 13 community members. Findings suggest that reincarceration of the inmates was caused by systemic failures (overcrowding and inadequate rehabilitation) in the prisons and structural inequality in the community (labelling). Policy and practice implications are discussed.

Item ID: 69036
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
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Copyright Information: Copyright © 2020 Frank Darkwa Baffour.
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Two publications arising from this thesis are stored in ResearchOnline@JCU, at the time of processing. Please see the Related URLs. The publications are:

Baffour, Frank Darkwa, Francis, Abraham P., Chong, Mark David, and Harris, Nonie (2021) Mental health experiences among inmates serving life sentences in Ghana prisons. International Criminal Justice Review. (In Press)

Baffour, Frank Darkwa, Francis, Abraham P., Chong, Mark David, Harris, Nonie, and Baffour, Portia Darkwa (2021) Perpetrators at first, victims at last: exploring the consequences of stigmatization on ex-convicts’ mental well-being. Criminal Justice Review, 46 (3). pp. 304-325.

Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2021 00:14
FoR Codes: 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4402 Criminology > 440202 Correctional theory, offender treatment and rehabilitation @ 50%
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4409 Social work > 440999 Social work not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 23 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 2304 Justice and the law > 230408 Rehabilitation and correctional services @ 50%
23 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 2301 Community services > 230199 Community services not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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