University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
This paper addresses the relation between belonging and social support and recidivism of formerly-incarcerated women by reviewing existing literature on their experience re-entering into society. Drawing on recent evidence, this paper considers that belonging and social support, in the form of frequent, positive interactions, may help formerly-incarcerated women overcome obstacles of successful reintegration. Specifically, the review paper supports a hypothesis that if formerly-incarcerated women have more social support as they re-enter into society, the recidivism rate for this population could decrease. The review also examines how different demographics intersect with the experience of reintegration and addresses gaps in the literature on this topic. The review paper attempts to lead to a greater awareness of this issue and to encourage more research on the specific challenges faced by this population.
Schnappauf, Erin M. and DiDonato, Theresa E.
"From Solitary to Solidarity: Belonging, Social Support, and the Problem of Women’s Recidivism,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 23
, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol23/iss1/7