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dc.contributor.authorSingh, Sara
dc.contributor.authorCale, Jesse
dc.contributor.authorArmstrong, Kat
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-14T01:11:29Z
dc.date.available2019-10-14T01:11:29Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn0306-624X
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0306624X18818922
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/388332
dc.description.abstractAn increasingly popular gender-specific intervention to assist women involved in the criminal justice system (e.g., ex-prisoners) is mentoring. However, despite the growing popularity of mentoring, there is a dearth of literature that has explored the intervention’s efficacy, particularly as it relates to women involved in the criminal justice system. In the current study, client files of 64 women in a one-to-one mentoring program in Australia were examined to identify (a) the social and practical needs and obstacles faced by women overcoming their involvement with the justice system, and (b) the extent to which mentoring addressed these needs and obstacles. The results show that consistent with previous research, many of the women experienced a range of social and practical difficulties that impeded the desistance process. For a large portion of the women, however, mentoring helped overcome some difficulties by enhancing positive social capital in their lives. These findings are discussed in the context of how mentoring relationships can act as key turning points in the lives of women involved in the criminal justice system.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage Publications
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1330
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1353
dc.relation.ispartofissue8
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume63
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1602
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsCriminology & Penology
dc.subject.keywordsPsychology, Applied
dc.subject.keywordsmentoring
dc.titleBreaking the Cycle: Understanding the Needs of Women Involved in the Criminal Justice System and the Role of Mentoring in Promoting Desistance
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationSingh, S; Cale, J; Armstrong, K, Breaking the Cycle: Understanding the Needs of Women Involved in the Criminal Justice System and the Role of Mentoring in Promoting Desistance,International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 2019, 63 (8), pp. 1330-1353
dc.date.updated2019-10-14T01:07:25Z
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gro.griffith.authorCale, Jesse


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