Returning Home:  Intimate Partner Violence and Reentry

Returning Home: Intimate Partner Violence and Reentry
Matasha L. Harris
March 2015

ISBN-13:  978-1-59332-771-2 / Hardcover
Dimensions:  5.5 x 8.5 / viii, 158 pages

Price   $69.00


Formerly incarcerated African Americans face numerous challenges when returning home from prison. A major challenge that many formerly incarcerated offenders encounter is negotiating relationships, especially with intimate partners following periods of incarceration. For many African American men and women during reentry, intimate partner violence frequently becomes a problem. Through intensive interviews, Harris documents twenty-nine formerly incarcerated African American men's and women's experiences with intimate partner violence. This book highlights principles and elements of restorative justice as a useful framework to address the issue of intimate partner violence among this group.

About the Author

Matasha Harris is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Bowie State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her areas of interest include prisoner reentry; intimate partner violence; race, class, gender, and criminal justice; and community-based corrections.