The five Rs of prison reform with ethnoracially diverse offenders: A clinical forensic psychological perspective

Jessica Mueller-Coyne, Ronn Johnson, Valene Gresham

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Abstract

There are various barriers associated with successful reentry into society for individuals released from prison. Reuniting with family members, rehabilitation efforts, employment, and housing are just some examples of obstacles individuals face when released into the community. Additionally, the costs stemming from the number of people incarcerated, length of stay in prison, racial disparities, and the mental status of offenders create an increased risk for post-release readjustment complications. This chapter focuses on what we call the Pentagonal Post-Release Risk Assessment Framework, or the 5 Rs, which include consideration for risk association of recidivism, reunification, rehabilitation, reintegration, and racism. For individuals released back into the community, it is imperative to consider the 5 Rs. Neglecting one or more of the 5 Rs may perpetuate a cycle of reoffending.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGlobal Perspectives on Reforming the Criminal Justice System
PublisherIGI Global
Pages107-127
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781799868866
ISBN (Print)9781799868842
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 25 2021
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)

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