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.
- Luise Emiiy Hart, and Esther F.J.C. van Ginneken (Eds.)
- 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.