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After Life Imprisonment: Reentry in the Era of Mass Incarceration

Marieke Liem

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479806928
eISBN:
9781479860746
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479806928.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Today, one out of every nine prisoners is serving a life sentence. Even though a proportion is serving a sentence of life without parole, the majority of lifers will at one point be released to ... More


Discretionary Life Sentences: The Legal and Political Context

Catherine A Appleton

in Life after Life Imprisonment

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199582716
eISBN:
9780191702341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582716.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the development of the discretionary life sentences in England and Wales. It describes the evolution of life sentences for non-homicide offences and the criteria used by the ... More


Living on Life Licence: Lifers’ Perceptions of Supervision

Catherine A Appleton

in Life after Life Imprisonment

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199582716
eISBN:
9780191702341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582716.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter compares the views of probation officers with the perceptions of lifers. It consider the lifer's view of how the probation service, as the main agency concerned with the support and ... More


Living a Life More Ordinary: Lifers’ Narratives of Change

Catherine A Appleton

in Life after Life Imprisonment

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199582716
eISBN:
9780191702341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582716.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter provides a qualitative assessment of the subjective side of desistance from the perspective of a subgroup of discretionary life-sentenced offenders convicted of violent and sexual ... More


Roadblocks to Resettlement: The Significance of Recall

Catherine A Appleton

in Life after Life Imprisonment

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199582716
eISBN:
9780191702341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582716.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter discusses the process of prison recall for discretionary life-sentenced offenders. First, it describes the size of lifer prison population in England and Wales and highlights the ... More


Conclusions

John H. Evans

in Contested Reproduction: Genetic Technologies, Religion, and Public Debate

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226222653
eISBN:
9780226222707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226222707.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

New technological achievement in human reproduction are emerging at a dizzying speed, with very little or no opportunity for the public to debate their merits. The first and probably most anticipated ... More


Introduction

Marieke Liem

in After Life Imprisonment: Reentry in the Era of Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479806928
eISBN:
9781479860746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479806928.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The first chapter discusses the background and recent trends in the application of life sentences. Over the last decades, the number of lifers nationwide has been rising dramatically. It has been ... More


Residual Effects of Imprisonment

Marieke Liem

in After Life Imprisonment: Reentry in the Era of Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479806928
eISBN:
9781479860746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479806928.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter addresses the effects of long-term incarceration on mental health. The long-term effects of exposure to powerful and traumatic situations, contexts, and structures mean that prisons ... More


Going Back

Marieke Liem

in After Life Imprisonment: Reentry in the Era of Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479806928
eISBN:
9781479860746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479806928.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Chapter nine arrives at the question who was able to stay out of prison after re-entry, and who was not. It first discusses the strategies these lifers employed to navigate the conditions of parole. ... More


Staying Out

Marieke Liem

in After Life Imprisonment: Reentry in the Era of Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479806928
eISBN:
9781479860746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479806928.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Chapter ten delves deeper into the factors the interviewees mentioned as key to staying out. These included aging out of crime, a healthy fear for the conditions of parole, and self-efficacy, or ... More


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