ERIC Number: EJ880865
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
Enhancing the Career Development of Individuals Who Have Criminal Records
Thompson, Mindi N.; Cummings, Devon L.
Career Development Quarterly, v58 n3 p209-218 Mar 2010
Large numbers of individuals are involved in the criminal justice system. Upon release, most have difficulty finding employment and stabilizing economic resources, which contribute to recidivism. To date, the role of work in the lives of ex-offenders has virtually been ignored in the vocational literature. The purpose of this article is to increase awareness of this group by highlighting vocational implications of having a criminal record; reviewing existing interventions demonstrated to be beneficial (e.g., teaching skills prior to release, restorative justice interventions); and providing suggestions to more readily include this group in future practice, research, and policy.
Descriptors: Criminals, Career Development, Employment, Intervention, Social Discrimination, Vocational Rehabilitation, Employment Problems, Career Counseling, Research, Policy
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