Palgrave Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Indigeneity and Criminal Justice

Recidivism in the Caribbean

Improving the Reintegration of Jamaican Ex-prisoners

Authors: Leslie, Dacia

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  • Explores the Jamaican state’s capacity to meet the needs of inmates and its repatriated citizens
  • Draws on a rich, original study and examines Jamaica’s correctional services and its maximum security prisons
  • Asks what works in social reintegration within a developing country context
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This book provides a detailed and practical exploration of criminal recidivism and social reintegration in Jamaica. It uses various methods to seek the authentic voices of inmates, ex-prisoners, deported migrants and practitioners, drawing on an original study to examine factors that might help ex-prisoners more successfully transition from a prison environment to life within the community. Leslie also raises important questions about the Jamaican state’s capacity to meet the needs of inmates, particularly as a large number of its citizens are subject to forced repatriation to their homeland by overseas jurisdictions due to their offending.

Recidivism in the Caribbean provides a unique insight into institutional and community life in a post-colonial society, whilst linking practices theories of offender management. It will particularly appeal to criminologists and sociologists interested in tertiary crime prevention but also those interested in correctional policy and practice, punishment and deviance.

About the authors

Dacia Leslie is Research Fellow at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES), University of the West Indies, Mona. Her doctoral research explores the micro and macro-level social factors that bear upon the effective reintegration of Jamaican ex-prisoners returning to Jamaican society. Within the last decade Leslie has worked on several developmental projects including the most recent Caribbean Human Development Report 2016 where she served as a Research Contributor. Dacia Leslie is the Chair of the Crime Prevention and Offender Management (CPOM) research cluster at the University of the West Indies, Mona and member of the British Society of Criminology and the Howard League for Penal Reform.

Reviews

“An excellent introductory text for students from various milieus and disciplines desirous of learning about ‘corrections’ in a postcolonial and Caribbean context.” (Sheria Myrie, Professor in the School of Social and Community Services, Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, Canada)

“Leslie’s book on imprisonment, recidivism and reintegration is thought provoking and insightful. It is an excellent addition to the Caribbean literature on criminal Justice. Criminal recidivism is of great cost to any economy. The book provides some suggestions based on the Jamaica context and experience with countries deporting Jamaicans on how to mitigate the crippling effect resulting in direct social and fiscal benefits with knock-on benefits for the economy.” (Warren Benfield, Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice, Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York, USA).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Hardcover $99.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Recidivism in the Caribbean
Book Subtitle
Improving the Reintegration of Jamaican Ex-prisoners
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Indigeneity and Criminal Justice
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-12907-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-12907-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-12906-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-12909-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 346
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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