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Post-release alcohol use in Victoria

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posted on 02.03.2017, 04:05 by Kirtley, Christina
This thesis critically examines the role post-release alcohol misuse has on individuals transitioning from prison to the wider community in Victoria, Australia. Drawing on interviews conducted with post-release support workers and forensic counsellors, this thesis demonstrates how post-release alcohol misuse complicates and impedes the transitional process. The findings reveal that post-release alcohol misuse is a “massive” problem, which presents significant barriers for releasees hoping to pursue a desistance and recovery lifestyle.


Principal supervisor

Asher Flynn

Additional supervisor 1

Sharon Pickering

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School of Social Sciences (Monash Australia)

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Faculty of Arts