Rejection, Humiliation, and Parole: A Study of Parolees’ Perspectives

Pogrebin, Mark, Stretesky, Paul, Walker, Alexandra and Opsal, Tara (2015) Rejection, Humiliation, and Parole: A Study of Parolees’ Perspectives. Symbolic Interaction, 38 (3). pp. 413-430. ISSN 1533-8665

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/symb.164

Abstract

Research on status rejection has developed considerably over the past two decades and is applied in a number of different settings to better understand criminal and deviant behavior. Our research contributes to that body of work by examining the ways in which status rejection may create a potentially humiliating dynamic for individuals on parole. Specifically, we use in-depth interviews with parolees to illustrate how the parolee identity can promote the experience of status rejection and simultaneously foster conditions for humiliation — an emotional state that may impede one’s ability to both (re) construct a conventional identity and reintegrate back into one’s community.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online first 30-6-2015
Uncontrolled Keywords: Identity Work; Stigma; Status Rejection; Community Corrections; Desistance
Subjects: L300 Sociology
M900 Other in Law
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Social Sciences & Languages
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Depositing User: Paul Stretesky
Date Deposited: 19 May 2015 07:35
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2017 03:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/22510

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