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NCJ Number: NCJ 242728     Find in a Library
Title: Predicting the Future: Incarcerated Women's Views of Reentry Success
Journal: Journal of Offender Rehabilitation  Volume:51  Issue:5  Dated:July 2012  Pages:275 to 294
Author(s): Jennifer E. Cobbina ; Kimberly A. Bender
Date Published: 07/2012
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2008-IJ-CX-0005
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined incarcerated women's views on reentry.
Abstract: Research reveals that most incarcerated adults are optimistic about their chances of success after release and believe they will be less likely to reoffend than other prisoners. Moreover, studies suggest that optimism shapes desistance. This raises the interesting question of how and why female inmates maintain an optimistic outlook about their postrelease. The current study uses in-depth interviews with 26 incarcerated women to assess inductively their perceptions of life after prison and the self-enhancing schemas they draw from in this process. Results highlight the utility of examining incarcerated women's outlook about their future and have import for policy. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
Main Term(s): Female offenders
Index Term(s): Recidivism ; Success factors ; Inmates as research subjects ; Recidivism causes ; NIJ grant-related documents ; Reentry
   
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