Reform through Community: Resocializing Offenders in the Kibbutz

Synopsis

A study of successful resocialization, this book describes the subjective experiences of Israeli ex-convicts adopted as temporary members of Kibbutzim. Focusing on the offenders' perception, Fischer and Geiger explain how a world of hard work, egalitarianism, interdependence, support, and acceptance yielded involvement, commitment, and higher self-esteem. Drawing from this empirical study and theories of social psychology and criminology, Fischer and Geiger present a model for resocialization in the context of community. Valuable to students and scholars of social psychology, criminology, and Judaic Studies.

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