"כמו כל זקן אחר": הזדקנות בצל קריירה עבריינית ארוכת שנים מנקודת מבטם של אסירים רצידיוויסטים: החוויה ומשמעותה

Translated title of the contribution: Aging in the Shadow of a Lifelong Criminal Career from the Prisoner's Perspective: The Experience and its Meaning

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Abstract

Bearing in mind the growing number of older adults in prison around the globe and in Israel, expanding our knowledge regarding the incarceration experience of older prisoners may be important. The aim of the present study is to learn about the meaning older recidivist prisoners attribute to incarceration at this point in their lives. Seventeen older prisoners were interviewed, and an interpretive phenomenological analysis approach was used to analyze the narratives they presented. Participants’ interviews revealed our themes: The unique needs of older recidivist prisoners; The meaning of being old and ill in prison; Aging in prison as a chance for normality; New insights regarding reform. The current study enables the understanding of older prisoners' characteristics and rehabilitation needs while using the Life Course Perspective as a theoretical framework that serves as a platform for discussing experiences of marginality and exclusion in the participants’ lives
Translated title of the contributionAging in the Shadow of a Lifelong Criminal Career from the Prisoner's Perspective: The Experience and its Meaning
Original languageHebrew
Pages (from-to)94-110
Number of pages17
Journalצוהר לבית הסוהר
Volume21
StatePublished - 2021

IHP Publications

  • ihp
  • Aging
  • Prisoners
  • אסירים
  • זקנה והזדקנות
  • חזרה לפשע

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