The Reintegration of Sex Offenders: Barriers and Opportunities for Employment

11 Pages Posted: 19 Jan 2007

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Kevin Brown

University of Manchester - School of Law

Jonathan W. Spencer

University of Manchester - School of Social Sciences

Jo Deakin

University of Manchester - School of Social Sciences

Abstract

The process of reintegration of offenders after release from prison, or during a community sentence, is a key aim of criminal justice policy. This article provides details from recent research that investigated the barriers and opportunities to employment for sex offenders. The authors describe the barriers that are faced by sex offenders and the anxieties that employers experience when employing sex offenders. The authors conclude that the approach taken by the State is less than reintegrative and serves to increase the barriers and reduce the opportunities for employment for sex offenders.

Suggested Citation

Brown, Kevin and Spencer, Jonathan W. and Deakin, Joanne, The Reintegration of Sex Offenders: Barriers and Opportunities for Employment. Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, Vol. 46, No. 1, pp. 32-42, February 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=958138 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2311.2007.00452.x

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Jonathan W. Spencer

University of Manchester - School of Social Sciences ( email )

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Joanne Deakin

University of Manchester - School of Social Sciences ( email )

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Manchester, M13 9PL
United Kingdom

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