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Article: Making sense of going straight: Personal accounts of male Ex-Prisoners in Hong Kong

TitleMaking sense of going straight: Personal accounts of male Ex-Prisoners in Hong Kong
Authors
Keywordsdesistance
going straight
Hong Kong
narratives
social capital
Issue Date2012
PublisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://bjc.oxfordjournals.org/
Citation
British Journal Of Criminology, 2012, v. 52 n. 3, p. 577-590 How to Cite?
AbstractWhile most research on desistance targets Western contexts, we offer a point of comparison through an examination of the experiences of a selected group of male ex-offenders upon their discharge from prison in Hong Kong. To achieve this aim, this qualitative study gives a detailed account of Hong Kong ex-prisoners' accounts of desistance. Semi-structured interviews focusing on prisoner re-entry were conducted with 23 Hong Kong Chinese ex-prisoners. Particularly salient themes to explain the process of going straight in Hong Kong were the importance of social support and family, as well as religion. Ex-prisoners were particularly critical of the rehabilitative efficacy of Hong Kong's prisons as well as post-supervision programmes. These criticisms were related to concerns regarding Hong Kong's competitive and materialistic culture delimiting efforts to desist from crime. © 2011 The Author. Published byOxfordUniversity Press on behalf of theCentre for Crime and Justice Studies (ISTD). All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/159853
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.643
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.373
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dc.contributor.authorChui, WHen_HK
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dc.date.issued2012en_HK
dc.identifier.citationBritish Journal Of Criminology, 2012, v. 52 n. 3, p. 577-590en_HK
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/159853-
dc.description.abstractWhile most research on desistance targets Western contexts, we offer a point of comparison through an examination of the experiences of a selected group of male ex-offenders upon their discharge from prison in Hong Kong. To achieve this aim, this qualitative study gives a detailed account of Hong Kong ex-prisoners' accounts of desistance. Semi-structured interviews focusing on prisoner re-entry were conducted with 23 Hong Kong Chinese ex-prisoners. Particularly salient themes to explain the process of going straight in Hong Kong were the importance of social support and family, as well as religion. Ex-prisoners were particularly critical of the rehabilitative efficacy of Hong Kong's prisons as well as post-supervision programmes. These criticisms were related to concerns regarding Hong Kong's competitive and materialistic culture delimiting efforts to desist from crime. © 2011 The Author. Published byOxfordUniversity Press on behalf of theCentre for Crime and Justice Studies (ISTD). All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://bjc.oxfordjournals.org/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofBritish Journal of Criminologyen_HK
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dc.subjectdesistanceen_HK
dc.subjectgoing straighten_HK
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.subjectnarrativesen_HK
dc.subjectsocial capitalen_HK
dc.titleMaking sense of going straight: Personal accounts of male Ex-Prisoners in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailAdorjan, M: madorjan@hku.hken_HK
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