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John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Reentry, Probation and Parole

Issues and resources related to persons or individuals with prior justice system involvement as well as those currently on probation, parole or other community or correctional supervision and their social, cultural, economic and physical reintegration int

Definition of "Recent"

These listings of recently published books and reports (both in print and electronic) as well as John Jay College of Criminal Justice dissertations and/or theses are by no means exhaustive. Items chosen were published between 2005 and 2014 with a primary focus on the broad issue of reentry, and tend to be at least 50 pages in length.


Crow, M., Smykla, J.O. (Eds.).  (2014).  Offender reentry: Rethinking criminology and criminal justice. Jones & Bartlett Learning. HV9304 .O165 2014

Eroy, A. (2009).  Non-negotiated time out: The release and return of prisoners to American society. 3 Volumes.  Thesis (Ph.D.), California Institute of Integral Studies.  HV9304 .E74 2009a v.1-3  Also available online in Dissertation Abstracts

Gaskew, T. (2014). Rethinking prison reentry: Transforming humiliation into humility . Lexington Books. Available online

Gideon, L., Sung, H.  (Eds.)  (2011).  Rethinking corrections: Rehabilitation, reentry, and reintegration. SAGE.  HV9275 .R48 2011  Available online

Grommon, E. (2013). Prisoner reentry programs penetrating the black box for better theory and practice . LFB Scholarly Publications. Available online

Gunnison, E., Helfgott, J.B. (2013).  Offender reentry: Beyond crime and punishment. Lynne Rienner Publishers. HV9304 .G86 2013   Available online

Hattery, A., & Smith, E. (2010). Prisoner reentry and social capital: The long road to reintegration. Lexington Books. HV9304 .H38 2010  Available online

Middlemass, K. (2018). Convicted and condemned: The politics and policies of prisoner reentry. New York University Press.  HV9281 .M53 2017

O'Connell, D. J. (2006). Prisoner reentry and the life course: The role of race and drugs. LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC. Available online

Pager, D.  (2007).  Marked: Race, crime, and finding work in an era of mass incarceration. University of Chicago Press. HV9304 .P23 2007   Available online

Petersilia, J. (2009).  When prisoners come home : Parole and prisoner reentry. Oxford University Press.  HV9304 .P464 2009   Available online

Thompson, A.C. (2008).  Releasing prisoners, redeeming communities: Reentry, race, and politics. New York University Press. HV9275 .T56 2008   Available online

Torrey, D.R. (2008).  From prison to the community: The role of citizen participation in female prisoner reentry. Portland State University.  HV9305 .O7 T67 2008a

Travis, J. (Eds.) (2005).  But they all come back: facing the challenges of prisoner reentry. Urban Institute Press.  HV 9304 .T68 2005

Travis, J. & Visher, C. (2005).  Prisoner reentry and crime in America. Cambridge University Press.  HV9304 .P74 2005

Westervelt, S.D. (2012).  Life after death row: Exonerees' search for community and identity. Rutgers University Press.HV8699 .U5 W47 2012   Available online

What works and why: Effective approaches to reentry. (2005). American Correctional Association. HV9279 .W48 2005

John Jay College of Criminal Justice Dissertations and Theses

There are two copies of John Jay College students' dissertations and theses--one copy shelved in the Special Collections area of the Library on the second floor and the other copy in the stacks on the first floor which is available for circulation.

Bruce, Cherise L. (2012).  Using Community Information Systems (CINS) to improve prisoner reentry outcomes: A needs assessment. (Master's thesis). John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, N.Y. LD2602 .J3i no. 1280

Castang, S.L. (2007).  Reentry and reintegration: Societal affects and the public's comfort level on the formerly incarcerated individual. (Master's thesis).  John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, N.Y.  LD2602 .J3i no. 1014

Colan, A. (2009).  Reintegration and quality of life: The unintended consequences of parole policy and parole officers' decision-making. (Master's thesis).  John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, N.Y.   LD2602 .J3i no. 1160

Cruz, R.M. (2009).  Prisoners reentry: The effectiveness of discharge plans at increasing program participation and reducing recidivism rates among substance abusing ex-offenders. (Master's thesis).  John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, N.Y.  LD2602 .J3i no. 1167

Eagen, J.N. (2009).  Juvenile offender reentry : Steps to successfully reintegrating our youth. (Master's thesis). John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, N.Y.    LD2602 .J3i no. 1133

Edwards, C.  (2009).  The challenges of successful reintegration : identifying the needs of formerly incarcerated individuals after release from prison.  (Master's thesis).   John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, N.Y. LD2602 .J3i no. 1129

Jensen, J.L. (2006). Scales of success: Factors affecting a successful reentry. (Master’s thesis).  John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, N.Y.  LD2602 .J3i no. 936

Meterko, V.N. (2009).  Life after wrongful incarceration: Experiences of reentry and resocialization. (Master’s thesis).  John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, N.Y.   LD2602 .J3i no. 1163

Pryor, Marie C. (2011). Barriers affecting education's abilitiy to produce social opportunity for the formerly incarcerated. (Master’s thesis).  John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, N.Y.  LD2602 .J3i no. 1260

Serowik, K.L. (2009).  The relationship between services and outcomes for a prison reentry population of those with severe mental illness.  (Master's thesis). John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, N.Y. LD2602 .J3i no. 1177

Stewart, La-Shawn Simone. (2011). Assessing community institutional capacity for reentry in Philadelphia: An evaluation of treatment services. (Master's thesis). John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, N.Y. LD2602 .J3i no. 1271

Online Reports

Click on the titles below to view online reports.  Library call numbers are listed for those reports that are available in hard copy in our Library.

Bloom, D.  (2009).  The Joyce Foundation's Transitional Jobs Reentry Demonstration: Testing strategies to help former prisoners find and keep jobs and stay out of prison.   Chicago: The Joyce Foundation.   HV9304 .B54 2009a 

Brown, B. et. al (2005). Smoothing the path from prison to home.  New York, NY: Vera Institute of Justice.

Chiu, T. (2010).  It's About Time: Aging Prisoners, Increasing Costs and Geriatric Release. New York, NY: Vera Institute of Justice.  HV9471 .C473 2010a  

Hamilton, Z. (2010). Do reentry courts reduce recidivism? Results from the Harlem Parole Reentry Court.  New York, NY: Center for Court Innovation.  HV9306 .N5 H35 2010a

Herrschaft, B. (2011) Recidivism Among Parolees in New York City, 2001-2008. New York, NY: Center for Court Innovation.

Independent Committee on Reentry and Employment. (2006).  Report and recommendations to New York State on enhancing employment opportunities for formerly incarcerated people. New York, NY: Independent Committee on Reentry and Employment.  HV9305 .N7 I63 2006

James, N. (January 12, 2015).  Offender reentry: Correctional statistics, reintegration into the community, and recidivism. Washington D.C.: Congressional Research Service.

La Vigne, N.G. & Cowan, J. (2005). Mapping prisoner reentry: An action research guidebook. Washington, DC: Urban Institute.  HV9304 .L39 2005a

La Vigne, N., Davies, E., Palmer, T., & Halberstadt, R.  (2008).  Release planning for successful reentry: A guide for corrections, service providers, and community groups.  Washington, DC: Urban Institute, Justice Policy Center.

Lindahl, N.  (2007).  Venturing beyond the gates: facilitating successful reentry with entrepreneurship.  New York, NY: Prisoner Reentry Institute at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  HV9304 .L563 2007

Mellow, J., Mukamal, D.A., LoBuglio, S.F., Solomon, A.L., & Osborne, J.W.L.  (2008).  The jail administrator's toolkit for reentry.  Washington, DC: Urban Institute, Justice Policy Center  HV9304 .J33 2008

My sister's keeper: A book for women returning home from prison or jail. (2008).  New York, NY: Correctional Association of New York.

Re-entry Policy Council (2005). The Report of the Re-Entry Policy Council: Charting the Safe and Successful return of prisoners to the community. New York, NY: Council of State Governments.  Ref HV9304 .R384 2005

Reentry Roundtable on Education.  (2009).  From the classroom to the community: Exploring the role of education during incarceration and reentry.  Washington, DC: Urban Institute, Justice Policy Center.  Special Collections HV8883.3 .U5 R44 2009 

Rose, D.R., Michalsen, V., Wiest, D.W., & Fabian, A. (2008).  Women, re-entry and everyday life: Time to work?  Washington, DC:  Pretrial Justice Institute. 

Schwarzfeld, M., Weiss, D.M., Plotkin, M. & Draper, L.  (2008).  Planning and assessing a law enforcement reentry strategy.  Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.  HV9304 .P63 2008a

Smith, C.J., Bechtel, J., Patrick, A., Smith, R.R., & Wilson-Gentry, L. (2006, May). Correctional industries preparing inmates for re-entry: Recidivism and post-release employment. Unpublished report.  HV8925 .C676 2006a  

Solomon, A.L., Osborne, J.W.L., LoBuglio, S.F., Mellow, J. & Mukamal, D.A.  (2008).  Life after lockup: Improving reentry from jail to the community Washington, DC: Urban Institute, Justice Policy Center.   HV9304 .L53 2008