Flipping the Script: Masculinity and Reintegration in a Parolee Mentoring Programme

26 Pages Posted: 7 Dec 2017

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Patrick Gerkin

Grand Valley State University

John P. Walsh

Georgia Institute of Technology

Date Written: December 2017

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Gerkin, Patrick and Walsh, John P., Flipping the Script: Masculinity and Reintegration in a Parolee Mentoring Programme (December 2017). The Howard Journal of Crime and Justice, Vol. 56, Issue 4, pp. 454-479, 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3083194 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hojo.12228

Patrick Gerkin

Grand Valley State University

1 Campus Dr.
Allendale, MI 49401-9403
United States

John P. Walsh (Contact Author)

Georgia Institute of Technology ( email )

Atlanta, GA 30332
United States

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