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Re-entry, desistance and reintegration among women offenders in Chile

Re-entry, desistance and reintegration among women offenders in Chile

Main Contact: Catalina Droppelmann 

This project, funded by the San Carlos del Maipo Foundation, is based at the Institute of Sociology of the Pontificia Universidad Católica in Chile. The project is lead by Catalina Droppelmann, Pilar Larroulet, Sebastián Daza and Paloma Del Villar and its aim is to explore the re-entry process among women in Chile after their release from prison for a follow up period of one year. The results will inform the design and implementation of a gendered oriented intervention that promotes desistance and reintegration after release. 

Our Aims

The primary aims of the Centre are to:

  • bring together research interests relating to community sanctions (with a European and international as well as a national focus), gender, crime and justice
  • develop the links between criminal justice and social justice
  • give students and colleagues working in these broad areas a clear identity.   

A second, but no less important, objective is to use the Centre as a base from which to apply for research funding. 

Thirdly, the Centre links academic and practitioner related interests - organising a number of workshops with members of the National Probation Service, Community Rehabilitation Companies, voluntary organisations and youth justice agencies. 

The Centre holds occasional seminars and workshops and runs a monthly reading group.