Rehabilitation, corrections and society: the 2017 ICPA Distinguished Scholar Lecture

McNeill, F. (2018) Rehabilitation, corrections and society: the 2017 ICPA Distinguished Scholar Lecture. Advancing Corrections Journal, 5, pp. 10-20.

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Last October, I was honoured to provide the Distinguished Scholar address to the ICPA conference in London. This short paper summarises my talk, in which I tried to unravel the knot of inter-related meanings of rehabilitation and reintegration. The paper explores how these different forms of rehabilitation and reintegration relate to the roles and purposes of ‘correctional’ agencies (i.e. prisons, probation, parole). Through this exploration, I aim to show that these agencies of the state (or commissioned by the state) have an important but ultimately limited role to play in rehabilitation and reintegration; both processes require a broader engagement with individual citizens and with civil society. It follows that correctional agencies need to focus as much on engaging with communities as on preparing people who have offended for integration or reintegration into those communities.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McNeill, Professor Fergus
Authors: McNeill, F.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Journal Name:Advancing Corrections Journal
Publisher:International Corrections and Prisons Association
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 International Corrections and Prisons Association
First Published:First published in Advancing Corrections Journal 5:10-20
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the publisher.

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