HomeLPU – Laguna Journal of Arts and Sciencesvol. 3 no. 2 (2019)

Exploring the Lives of the Families of Ex-offenders

Claudine Jade Janer | Leah Janella Manaig | Nelson Tenorio



This phenomenological study focused on the exploration on the lives of the families of ex-offenders in terms of their social and emotional context towards society. The data gathered for this study was done through in-depth interviews. Results indicated that in exploring their lives, most of them were still living their social lives normally and still have a close family relationship with the ex-offender. In the context of socialization, the families were able to socialize well within their society. In emotional context, some of the family members felt pain and shame, while others were emotionally stable. The individuals have come up with subjective statements of their experiences in socializing. The Attachment Theory and Family Systems Theory strongly support this claim. These theories claimed that the emotional and physical attachment to a person may help in branching out in a sense of connection of every family member.