This text explores the challenges that convicted offenders face over the course of the rehabilitation, reentry, and reintegration process. Using an integrated, theoretical approach, each chapter is devoted to a corrections topic and incorporates original evidence-based concepts, research, and policy from experts in the field, and examines how correctional practices are being managed. Students are exposed to examples of both the successful attempts and the failures to reintegrate prisoners into the community, and they will be encouraged to consider how they can help influence future policy decisions as practitioners in the field.

Public Attitudes toward Rehabilitation and Reintegration: How Supportive are People of Getting-Tough-on-Crime Policies and the Second Chance Act?

Public Attitudes toward Rehabilitation and Reintegration: How Supportive are People of Getting-Tough-on-Crime Policies and the Second Chance Act?

Public attitudes toward rehabilitation and reintegration: How supportive are people of getting-tough-on-crime policies and the second chance act?
LiorGideon and NatalieLoveland

The people we love to hate are those we know very little about. Most of us admit that we know very little about offenders but simultaneously argue that they should be locked behind bars. Very few laypersons are familiar with current policies or the difficulties released offenders often encounter upon their release. This chapter examines public attitudes toward offenders' rehabilitation and reintegration while examining punitiveness and support of the Second Chance Act—an act that was signed by President George W. Bush in April 9, 2008—in regard to public ...

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