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ERIC Number: EJ915999
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1050-9674
What Affects Reintegration of Female Drug Users after Prison Release? Results of a European Follow-Up Study
Zurhold, Heike; Moskalewicz, Jacek; Sanclemente, Cristina; Schmied, Gabriele; Shewan, David; Verthein, Uwe
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, v50 n2 p49-65 2011
The main objective of this follow-up study is to explore factors influencing the success or failure of women in reintegrating after their release from prison. Female drug users in five European cities were tracked after being released from prison. Out of 234 female prisoners contacted in prisons, 59 were included in the follow-up study. Structured questionnaires were given out and statistical group comparisons were conducted. The authors found that receiving preparation for release significantly supports a successful reintegration. On the other hand, living with a current drug user and initiating regular heroin use at an early age of less than 18 years are major barriers to successful reintegration. (Contains 1 note and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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