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Article: Aging Out of Crime: Resettlement Challenges Facing Male Ex-Prisoners in Hong Kong

TitleAging Out of Crime: Resettlement Challenges Facing Male Ex-Prisoners in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2014
PublisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journal.aspx?pid=49
Citation
The Prison Journal, 2014, v. 94 n. 1, p. 97-117 How to Cite?
AbstractResearch on desistance from crime has focused largely on Western regions. While culture has been identified as an important factor to consider, desistance studies largely hold cultural context constant. In this exploratory article, we offer one of the first qualitative examinations of ex-convict resettlement in East Asia. We focus on three aspects salient to the narratives of former prisoners in Hong Kong: their views regarding aging and aging out of crime, their felt sense of agency or willpower to “go straight,” and challenges to expressions of agency related to employment and facing family members. The pivotal importance and mediating effects of social support is underscored. Implications for research on desistance focused outside of occidental regions are explored.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/194981
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.449
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.430
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dc.contributor.authorAdorjan, Men_US
dc.contributor.authorChui, WHen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-21T06:43:11Z-
dc.date.available2014-02-21T06:43:11Z-
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe Prison Journal, 2014, v. 94 n. 1, p. 97-117en_US
dc.identifier.issn0032-8855-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/194981-
dc.description.abstractResearch on desistance from crime has focused largely on Western regions. While culture has been identified as an important factor to consider, desistance studies largely hold cultural context constant. In this exploratory article, we offer one of the first qualitative examinations of ex-convict resettlement in East Asia. We focus on three aspects salient to the narratives of former prisoners in Hong Kong: their views regarding aging and aging out of crime, their felt sense of agency or willpower to “go straight,” and challenges to expressions of agency related to employment and facing family members. The pivotal importance and mediating effects of social support is underscored. Implications for research on desistance focused outside of occidental regions are explored.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journal.aspx?pid=49en_US
dc.relation.ispartofThe Prison Journalen_US
dc.rightsThe Prison Journal. Copyright © Sage Publications, Inc.-
dc.titleAging Out of Crime: Resettlement Challenges Facing Male Ex-Prisoners in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailChui, WH: ericchui@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityChui, WH=rp00854en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0032885513512095en_US
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-84893482163-
dc.identifier.hkuros228090en_US
dc.identifier.volume94en_US
dc.identifier.issue1en_US
dc.identifier.spage97en_US
dc.identifier.epage117en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000337970000006-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US

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