Victimization on parolees
and its impact on prisoner wellbeing
Dr Janetius, S. T .1
1 Dr Janetius, S. T. who completed his Doctoral studies from De La Salle University, Philippines, is currently the Director of Centre for Counselling and Guidance, Sree Saraswathi Thyagaraja College, Pollachi.
Paper presented in the
Second International Conference of the South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology (SASCV)January 11 - 13, 2013
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to explore the various victimizations faced by parolees and the effects on overall wellbeing of prison inmates. This qualitative study has used a mixture of survey and focus group discussion methods to collect data from male convicts who are paroled more than once from prison. The objectives of this research are: i) to explore the perception before leaving the prison and the actual experience of victimization among parolees; ii) to identify the sources and forms of victimization faced by the parolees; iii) to study the consequences of victimization in the wellbeing and future life orientation of prisoners.
Keywords: Parolee, Victimization, Prisoner wellbeing
Dr.Janetius, Professor of Psychology, Jain University, Bangalore, dr.janetius [at] gmail.com