Changing the Criminal Lifestyle

  • Glenn D. Walters
Part of the Palgrave's Frontiers in Criminology Theory book series (FCRT)


In this chapter I explores interventions designed to alter a criminal lifestyle. Principles derived from individuals who have changed on their own, a process known as natural recovery or unassisted change, are used to construct a model of assisted change. The three phases of lifestyle change (preparation, action, and follow-up) are outlined and then applied to the case history first introduced in Chap.  6. Three principles from nonlinear dynamical systems theory (sensitive dependence on initial conditions, bifurcation, and self-organization) figure prominently in this chapter.


Lifestyle change model Preparation phase Action phase Follow-up phase 


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