ERIC Number: EJ789184
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Reference Count: 18
Journeys in Social Stigma: The Lives of Formerly Incarcerated Felons in Higher Education
Copenhaver, Anna; Edwards-Willey, Tina L.; Byers, Bryan D.
Journal of Correctional Education, v58 n3 p268-283 Sep 2007
While inmates are the subject of many outlets of popular media and research, this population is rarely, however, studied in any depth. Most forms of media overlook the rehabilitative efforts made by inmates. This study attempts to evaluate education as a form of rehabilitation and identify the struggles faced by inmates while trying to finish their degrees on a traditional college campus. This study does this by focusing on the stigma, both real and perceived, that former inmates battle and how they find ways to alleviate the harmful effects of stigma caused by former incarceration.
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Social Bias, Postsecondary Education, Correctional Institutions, College Students, Rehabilitation, Role of Education, Social Attitudes, Coping, Student Attitudes, Interpersonal Relationship, Self Disclosure (Individuals)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
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