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ERIC Number: EJ841871
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1050-9674
Challenges Facing Canadian Federal Offenders Newly Released to the Community: A Concept Map
Brown, Jason D.
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, v39 n1 p19-35 2004
The purpose of the study was to describe the needs of newly released Canadian federal offenders as perceived by community parole supervisors. Seventy-four Canadian parole supervisors were asked to answer the following question: "What challenges do parolees face in the first 90 days after release?" The data were analyzed using multidimensional scaling and cluster analysis. Ten clusters resulted including: a return to previous lifestyle, establishing family support with partners, readjustment to non-institutional life, financial problems, lack of employment experience, stigma, spiritual guidance, and correctional programming. It is suggested that the benefits of providing newly released offenders with basic information about their community resources be made available, and that their use of these resources can be enhanced through networking between the correctional system and community agencies and groups. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada