New Perspectives on Desistance

Theoretical and Empirical Developments

  • Emily Luise Hart
  • Esther F.J.C. van Ginneken

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Esther F.J.C. van Ginneken, Emily Luise Hart
    Pages 1-8
  3. Desistance Pathways for Specific Offender-Groups

  4. Promoting Desistance in a Prison Context

  5. New Theoretical Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Esther F. J. C. van Ginneken, Emily Luise Hart
      Pages 289-294
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 295-301

About this book

Introduction

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. 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. Thorough and diverse, this book will be of great to scholars of criminology and criminal justice, social policy, sociology and psychology, and of special interest to researchers and practitioners working with (ex-)offenders.

Keywords

Criminology Offenders Offending Critical Criminology Criminological Theory Probation Punishment Women Drugs Life imprisonment Spatial Autonomy Altruistic Prison Programmes Prison Visits Human Rights Agency Self-Control Post Release

Editors and affiliations

  • Emily Luise Hart
    • 1
  • Esther F.J.C. van Ginneken
    • 2
  1. 1.Law SchoolLancaster UniversityLancasterUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Institute for Criminal Law & CriminologyLeiden UniversityLeidenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-349-95185-7
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-95184-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-95185-7
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