A Study On Social Inclusion Of Ex-Offenders And Their Role In Society
By Raveena. R. Nair & R. Karthik, Saveetha School Of Law,Chennai.*
The modern world sees many people subjected to incarceration by the Justice System for crime of every kind. Those people are subjected to a sentence of rigorous detention and rehabilitation in hopes of changing their mindset from recidivism. They prevent themselves from repeating it. After their release, they seek a second chance at life. These individuals, now called ex-convicts or ex-offenders, want to return to their initial lives. People happen to know the difficulties faced by those discriminated against due to the differentiative characteristics earlier mentioned. Once a member of the society like any other person, has been convicted by the Judicial Justice System for a crime committed, however small or big. However, albeit a few others, a major portion of the society seems to deprive them of their old life out of fear of re-offending the social exclusion of these ex-convicts, its effects and the remedies to be taken. People happen to know the difficulties faced by those discriminated against due to the differentiative characteristics earlier mentioned. The effects and opinions of members of the society on ex-offenders and the remedial measures. The method of research employed here is empirical research. The samples are 208 in number and were collected through a convenience sampling method. Age, Gender, Marital Status and Educational Qualification are the independent variables and Opinion on Public Mingling of Ex-Offenders, Checking on Change of Opinion if the Ex-Offender is a Family Member, opinion on Role Model who is an Ex-Offender and level of awareness on the existence of Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations for the social inclusion of ex-offenders.
Keywords -Ex-Offenders, Ex-Convicts, Inclusion, Exclusion, Social
* The author is a Assistant Professor Of Law at Saveetha School Of Law, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai and the second author is a student pursuing BBA LL.B. (Hons.) from Saveetha School Of Law, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai.