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New Perspectives on Desistance Theoretical and Empirical Developments

This book brings together a collection of emergent research that moves the debate on desistance beyond a general consideration of individual and social structural influences.

Author
Luise Emiiy Hart, and Esther F.J.C. van Ginneken (Eds.)
Date
28 November 2017

The authors examine empirical developments which have implications for policy surrounding resettlement and re-offending, but also for punishment practices. Presenting thought-provoking theoretical advances and critiques, the editors challenge and enrich traditional understandings of desistance. A wide range of chapters explore how some criminal justice interventions hinder the desistance process, but also how alternative approaches may be more helpful in promoting and supporting desistance.