Abstract

The purpose of this study is to look at the concept of Prisoner Reentry and the Reentry Court System in Wayne County. Previous research suggests that there are three major issues that prisoners face upon reentering society, housing, education, and employment. This study seeks to analyze those three primary concepts in relation to reentry and to illustrate how Reentry Court is addressing those issues. There is a strong theoretical framework that guides and directs the analysis. Both observation and interview methods were implemented. Data suggests that employment, housing, education, and transportation are the largest issues that prisoners face in their transitions back into society. These issues can lead to recidivism if not dealt with, but there is promise in how Reentry Court is structured to tackle these issues. Policy implications are integrated into the conclusion of the study to suggest future direction for Reentry Court based on what the data collected for this study suggests.

Advisor

Nurse, Anne

Department

Sociology and Anthropology

Disciplines

Criminology | Social Control, Law, Crime, and Deviance

Publication Date

2013

Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis

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