Open lecture: Fulbright prof. Richard Jones: "Ex-offender Accounts of Successful Reentry from Prison in Finland and the U.S." on 30.10.2018 at 2pm

Julkaistu 22.10.2018 - 08:51

Title of the lecture is "Ex-offender Accounts of Successful Reentry from Prison in Finland and the U.S."

 

Our visiting Fulbright professor Richard Jones (Marquette University) is giving open lecture on Tuesday 30.10.2018 at 2 pm. Location Linna 5026-5027.

Title of the lecture is "Ex-offender Accounts of Successful Reentry from Prison in Finland and the U.S."

After the talk there will be refreshments available.

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Ex-offender Accounts of Successful Reentry from Prison in Finland and the U.S.
 

Abstract: Reentry research often focuses on those who have recidivated, with little work addressing the experiences of those who successfully reintegrate into their communities. This study examines individual accounts of successful transitions from prison to community in the months and years post-release. Interview data point to three metanarratives used to make sense of reentry: as reverence, as reunification, and as reconstruction. In different ways, each narrative centers on connections to important others through faith, family, or community. In this talk, I will talk briefly about my re-entry work in the US, as well as the work that I am doing here in Finland.
 

Bio.: Jones, Richard S. Professor in Sociology at Marquette University and 2018-19 Tampere University Fulbright Scholar Awardee. He is the author of the books Doing Time: Prison Experience and Identity in a Maximum Security Prison (with Tom Schmid), Global Perspectives on Re-entry (with Ikponwosa Ekunwe), and Is There Life After Football?

(with James Holstein and George Koonce). He has published in the areas of prison experience, social identity, the problems of re-entry faced by previously incarcerated individuals, and the sociology of sport.