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Griffin, Margaret and Kelleher, Patricia (2010) Uncertain futures: men on the margins in Limerick City. Irish Probation Journal , 7 , pp. 25-46.

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The authors give a voice to young men from disadvantaged communities in Limerick city who participated in two exploratory research studies, Uncertain Futures: An Exploratory Study of Men on the Margins and Hidden Fathers: Supporting Young Single Fathers at the Margins. Consideration is given to what the men told us about different aspects of their lives; their school days and work opportunities; their experiences of everyday life in their communities; what it means to be a father. The issues that emerge in the studies are reviewed and, using the lessons from desistance research, key messages for probation practice in particular and for social policy in general are extrapolated. The necessity of considering the social contexts of probationers when designing interventions is stressed, as is the importance of creating effective partnerships in applying solutions to social exclusion.


Item Type:Article
Date:September 2010
Page Range:pp. 25-46
Publisher:The Probation Service & Probation Board for Northern Ireland
Volume:7
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Limerick
L Social psychology and related concepts > Inclusion and exclusion
L Social psychology and related concepts > Interpersonal interaction and group dynamics > Social isolation
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Social position > Social equality and inequality
L Social psychology and related concepts > Interpersonal interaction and group dynamics > Social support

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