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New Perspectives on Desistance

Theoretical and Empirical Developments

Editors: Hart, Emily Luise, van Ginneken, Esther F.J.C. (Eds.)

  • Highlights desistance pathways for specific offender-groups within a prison context 
  • Explores new theoretical perspectives in the study of desistance
  • Draws on diverse expert research on specific populations and the relationship between non-penal interventions and desistance
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About this book

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 interest to scholars of criminology and criminal justice, social policy, sociology and psychology, and of special interest to researchers and practitioners working with (ex-)offenders.

About the authors

Emily Luise Hart is Lecturer in Criminology at Lancaster University Law School, UK. 
Esther F.J.C. van Ginneken is Assistant Professor of Criminology at the Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology, Leiden University, The Netherlands. 

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    van Ginneken, Esther F.J.C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Narratives of Punishment and Frustrated Desistance in the Lives of Repeatedly Criminalised Women

    Wright, Serena

    Pages 11-35

  • ‘I Want to Be a Dad to Him, I Don’t Just Want to Be Someone He Comes and Sees in Prison’: Fatherhood’s Potential for Desistance

    Turner, Emily

    Pages 37-59

  • The Desistance Process of Offenders Who Misuse Drugs

    Colman, Charlotte (et al.)

    Pages 61-84

  • Desistance After Life Imprisonment

    Liem, Marieke

    Pages 85-108

Buy this book

eBook £73.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95185-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £92.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95184-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Perspectives on Desistance
Book Subtitle
Theoretical and Empirical Developments
Editors
  • Emily Luise Hart
  • Esther F.J.C. van Ginneken
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-95185-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-95185-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-95184-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 301
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
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