Desistance from Crime

New Advances in Theory and Research

  • Michael¬†Rocque

Part of the Palgrave's Frontiers in Criminology Theory book series (FCRT)

About this book


This book represents a brief treatise on the theory and research behind the concept of desistance from crime. This ever-growing field has become increasingly relevant as questions of serious issues regarding sentencing, probation and the penal system continue to go unanswered. Rocque covers the history of research on desistance from crime and provides a discussion of research and theories on the topic before looking towards the future of the application of desistance to policy.

The focus of the volume is to provide an overview of the practical and theoretical developments to better understand desistance. In addition, a multidisciplinary, integrative theoretical perspective is presented, ensuring that it will be of particular interest for students and scholars of criminology and the criminal justice system.


crime research criminological theory longitudinal research life-course criminology rehabilitation corrections justice prison probation

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael¬†Rocque
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SociologyBates CollegeLewistonUSA

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