The conflict in Northern Ireland has affected some neighbourhoods more so than others and individuals from these neighbourhoods tend to be overrepresented in the Northern Ireland Prison System (NIPS). Imprisoned people from these neighbourhoods can be the most challenging to work with, due to the complexity of their needs and high rate of re-offending. This briefing paper outlines some of the specific challenges that can be encountered when undertaking resettlement work with this group. Resettlement refers to the process of working with those in prison to prepare them for their release and reduce their probability of re-offending. This briefing paper is based on research findings emerging from Shane Bell’s PhD research, and forthcoming academic publications by Shane Bell and Dr Michelle Butler.
|Media of output||ResearchGate|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 02 Aug 2017|