We've come a long way baby . . . or have we?: the phenomenon of community re-integrated for incarcerated women

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dc.contributor Lo, Celia C.
dc.contributor Church, Wesley T.
dc.contributor Terrell, Joanne J.
dc.contributor Martin, Shadi Sahami
dc.contributor.advisor Nelson-Gardell, Debra M.
dc.contributor.author Baldwin, Joshua Thomas
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-28T22:20:24Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-28T22:20:24Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000017
dc.identifier.other Baldwin_alatus_0004D_10010
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/524
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract The current study explored the phenomenon of community re-integration with incarcerated women. Each of the women were six months or less from release and had at least one prior experience with community re-integration. Qualitative methodology and a phenomenological mode of inquiry were used to explore the pre-incarceration, incarceration and post-incarceration experiences of these ten incarcerated women. The following themese emerged from data analysis: 1) Family relationships, 2) Traumatic events, 3) Change, 4) Treatment from jail staff, 5) Programs/Classes, 6) Anxiety, and 7) Motherhood as motivation. These themes are discussed as they relate to each research question; as well as their relationship to the pre-incarceration, incarceration, and post-incarceration experiences of the participants. Implications for social work practice include the improvement of rehabilitative services to incarcerated women, as well as, the development of a discharge plan that could be used to begin the process of community re-integration on the first day of incarceration
dc.format.extent 181 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Social Work
dc.title We've come a long way baby . . . or have we?: the phenomenon of community re-integrated for incarcerated women
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. School of Social Work
etdms.degree.discipline Social Work
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ph.D.


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