Family role in postpenitentiary adaptation of men

Family role in postpenitentiary adaptation of men

Кulagina N.V.

Berezniki branch, Perm State National Research University, Berezniki, Russia

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Кulagina N.V. Family role in postpenitentiary adaptation of men. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2016. No 9. P. 147-150


The issue of convicted person’s resocialization after release is lively discussed in Russia today. Objective data are needed about the particular factors’ influence on resocialization process in order to purposefully act in this field. The authorities receive this data by the means of empirical studies showing family role for released persons. Our study took place in Solikamsk, Perm krai with its ten convict establishments and special establishment – “Former prisoners’ adaptation review service”. Eighty men released from the imprisonment places took part in this research. After release they registered for the adaptation procedures and were divided into two groups: 40 lone persons, 40 people living with their families, all had jobs and places of habitation. Interviews were done in two steps: a month and 6 months after release. We stated significant differences of social adaptation, social frustration and self–assessment of the former prisoners who live alone or with the families. It is proved that a family has high resocialization potential for former prisoners.

self-relation; social adaptation; social frustration; convicts penitentiary system; resocialization
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