Ex-prisoners, homelessness and the state in Australia

Baldry, E, McDonnell, D, Maplestone, P and Peeters, E 2006, 'Ex-prisoners, homelessness and the state in Australia', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 21-33.


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Collection: Journal Articles

Title Ex-prisoners, homelessness and the state in Australia
Author(s) Baldry, E
McDonnell, D
Maplestone, P
Peeters, E
Year 2006
Journal name Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology
Volume number 39
Issue number 1
Start page 21
End page 33
Total pages 13
Publisher Australian Academic Press
Abstract Australia, with other OECD countries, has experienced a rapid rise in numbers of prison releasees. With this, there is heightened interest in the social impact of more prisoners returning to the community. International research has consistently indicated that suitable housing is a vital factor in ex-prisoners' social integration. This project investigated whether and to what extent ex-prisoner housing and associated social factors are important to integration in Australia, specifically New South Wales and Victoria, where no reliable prior research on this matter had been done. Analyses indicated significant differences between states; chronic homelessness, poverty and lack of support in the participants' lives; and that accommodation instability is a predictor of return to prison.Justice system policy implications are discussed.
Subject Law not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Criminal justice
Post-release
Homelessness
DOI - identifier 10.1375/acri.39.1.20
ISSN 0004-8658
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