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ERIC Number: EJ863428
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-1050-9674
Gender Differences in the Transformation Narrative: Implications for Revised Reentry Strategies for Female Offenders
Herrschaft, Bryn A.; Veysey, Bonita M.; Tubman-Carbone, Heather R.; Christian, Johnna
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, v48 n6 p463-482 2009
Several studies have found that men and women differ in how they recount events and experiences. However, they may also differ in the actual experiences of events. A sample of 37 individuals with various stigmatized identities was asked to describe how their lives changed in a positive way. The narratives revealed that women and men experience role transformation differently. Men refer to status-related factors (SRF) while women refer to relationship-related factors (RRF) as integral parts of their narratives. Dominant reentry paradigms rely on a male model of change, but if women transform differently, revised female-specific reentry strategies are necessary for women. (Contains 2 tables, 1 figure, and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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