Crime, Second Chances, and Human Services

Creating a Pathway to Ordinary Life for the Convicted

Fonkem Achankeng I,

Crime, Second Chances, and Human Services: Creating a Pathway to Ordinary Life for the Convicted
 
 
This book promotes the notion of second chances and the importance of human services within the communities most affected by crime and the criminal justice system. Recognition of the fallibility of humans and the necessity of redemption is the first step to change our attitude toward guilt and punishment. Barring citizens with criminal records from obtaining housing, employment, education, and public benefits like Medicaid and food stamps is not only unjust but unproductive for a human society. The contributors to this volume argue that second chances are a foundational principle of the human services field.



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