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Running Head: OFFENDER REINTEGRATION BARRIERS & GENDER DIFFERENCES1Offender Reintegration Barriers and Gender Differences Kimberly Hall Liberty University
OFFENDER REINTEGRATION BARRIERS & GENDER DIFFERENCES2Abstract Ex-offenders confront barriers and differences in their lives due to race, gender, and/or religion. Nor only do they face these barrier and differences but, they also carry the past of their criminal history that makes them a bigger target. It will be discussed and examined the gender differences and integration barriers that offenders face when they are set free and returning into the community. It will also examine how these barriers they face can give a higher chance of re-offending. Information through the paper will also provide in the cause of recidivism, and the dynamics of the second chance act. Going into detail of sex offenders and the barriers that they face as well in providing information of how all offenders face these barriers and differences therefore making it difficult to integrate back into the community.
OFFENDER REINTEGRATION BARRIERS & GENDER DIFFERENCES3Offender Reintegration Barriers & Gender Differences Before offenders return back into the community, they have to pay their debt to society by doing their time in prison. However, much time they serve, it is obvious that they have had some time away from society. When they allowed to re-enter into the community, they face barriers and disparities. Because the prison system is what can be called a revolving door ex-offender need to learn in how to face adversities that comes their way. What is most importantly to know that is the reason why recidivism rates are the way they are is because of society. It is understandable that offenders are also part of this equation, but offenders are not offered the same opportunity once they have been convicted of a crime. Though this is the case because society see them are non-law-abiding citizens offenders shouldn’t be forced back into the life of crime when they re-enter the community because the community does not want to give them a chance. Because of this, there is a question in why criminals who come out go back to committing crime. Society can not expect to for an offender to reintegrate and rehabilitate back into the community when the community is shutting the door at them. Because of these barriers the second chance act was created to block down these barriers from employers and property management. Despite of this act offenders are still faced with thesebarriers. The once who have a great deal of facing these barriers are offenders who do not meet the requirement of getting the criminal past expunged or wiped away from the sight of employers, or property management places. For these offenders to reintegrate back into the community the community along with the criminal justice system should be helping in reintegrating them back into society and understand from the offender side of view the barriers that they are facing. With the lack of the community leaders and employers in their understanding of offender barriers end up bringing barrier to offenders.

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