First book!

Today is the day! My first book, The Meaning of Rehabilitation and its Impact on Parole: There and Back Again in California, is out! In this book, I trace correctional (and specifically, parole) related legislation dating back to the late 1800s to determine if embedded in the text is a meaning of rehabilitation for those under correctional control. I argue that rehabilitation, at least in the legislation, is much broader than is typically defined. I call for a rethinking of theoretical understandings of the corrections system, generally, and parole system, specifically, and call for an expansion in the questions asked in reintegration studies.

Published by Rita

Dr. Rita Shah is an Assistant Professor of Criminology at Eastern Michigan University.

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