Connected corrections and corrected connections: post-release supervision of long sentence male prisoners

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dc.contributor.advisor Donson, Fiona en
dc.contributor.advisor O'Sullivan, Catherine en Mulcahy, Jane 2020-09-17T11:58:15Z 2020-09-17T11:58:15Z 2019-12-20 2019-12-20
dc.identifier.citation Mulcahy J. H. 2019. Connected corrections and corrected connections: post-release supervision of long sentence male prisoners. PhD Thesis, University College Cork. en
dc.identifier.endpage 404 en
dc.description.abstract In this thesis I establish the desirability of adopting a connected, healing-centred approach in which multiagency collaboration is prioritised in order to improve outcomes for long sentence male prisoners. I explore how childhood trauma is often at the root of addiction and offending behaviour, based on qualitative interview data with twelve men approaching release. Their narratives revealed histories of neglect, abuse, family dysfunction, poverty, deprivation and community adversity. My core interviewees’ accounts of engagement with services, personal development opportunities, pre-release preparation and reentry are supplemented with interview and focus group data from criminal justice policy-makers, practitioners and community-based organisations, to provide wider context. My thesis argues that penal policy and practice must become trauma-responsive as a matter of urgency. Physiological safety is a prerequisite for human beings, without which we cannot develop new, healthier relational patterns or adopt pro-social behaviours. To increase the desistance-supportive potential of prison and post-release supervision in Ireland, people working on the frontlines of criminal justice must play a personal role in helping offenders to begin to renegotiate and re-story their undigested trauma, by fostering relational health, promoting strengths and displaying cultural sensitivity. Greater effort is required to ensure that the transition back to the community is safe and responsibly managed. A whole of government response is necessary to ensure that basic human needs are met upon release. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Cork en
dc.rights © 2019, Jane Mulcahy. en
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dc.subject Prison en
dc.subject Probation en
dc.subject Offending behaviour en
dc.subject Rehabilitation en
dc.subject Sentence management en
dc.subject Reentry planning en
dc.subject Collaboration en
dc.subject Person-centred en
dc.subject Care en
dc.subject Wellbeing en
dc.subject Personal development en
dc.subject Healing en
dc.subject Trauma en
dc.subject Addiction en
dc.subject Safety en
dc.subject Attachment theory en
dc.subject Risk management en
dc.subject Risk-need-responsivity en
dc.subject Desistance en
dc.subject Interpersonal neurobiology en
dc.subject Polyvagal theory en
dc.subject Adverse childhood experiences en
dc.subject Strengths en
dc.subject Positive change en
dc.subject Reintegration en
dc.subject Supports en
dc.subject Whole of government approach en
dc.subject Post-release supervision en
dc.subject Relapse en
dc.subject Recovery en
dc.title Connected corrections and corrected connections: post-release supervision of long sentence male prisoners en
dc.type Doctoral thesis en
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en
dc.type.qualificationname PhD - Doctor of Philosophy en
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dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.contributor.funder Irish Research Council en
dc.contributor.funder Probation Service, Ireland en
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en Law en
dc.check.chapterOfThesis Whole thesis for two years, with a view to publishing a book. en
dc.internal.conferring Autumn 2020 en
dc.internal.ricu Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights en
dc.contributor.advisorexternal Connolly, Sheila en
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