Flipping the Script: Masculinity and Reintegration in a Parolee Mentoring Programme
26 Pages Posted: 7 Dec 2017
Date Written: December 2017
This research presents the culmination of more than 80 hours of observation of a community‐based reintegration programme known as Coalition, Leadership, Education, Advice, and Rehabilitation (CLEAR). Through a thematic analysis of discussions between returning and returned citizens, the research explores the role of masculinity in crime cessation and reintegration among a group of predominantly minority males. Our findings suggest that masculinity, although not always identified, is a salient factor in the subject's lives and routinely gives shape to their behaviour.
Keywords: masculinity, mentoring, narrative analysis, parole, reintegration
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