In recent years there has been a dramatic growth in the attention given to the end of the criminal career. The study of desistance has now become an important aspect of the criminological enterprise. This series offers original and innovative books that explore the processes of desistance from crime and the factors that influence rehabilitation and reform.
Understanding Desistance from Crime and Social and Community (Re)integration
Trusting Recovery and Desistance The Social Components Model of Recovery from Addiction and Desistance from Crime
Women, Stigma, and Desistance from Crime Precarious Identities in the Transition to Adulthood
Living with Desistance Breaking the Cycle
Rethinking What Works with Offenders Probation, Social Context and Desistance from Crime
By Silvia Gomes, Dixie Rocker
April 30, 2024
This book explores the unique reentry experiences of incarcerated men and women who are about to be released from prisons in Portugal. By analysing gendered reentry experiences through the narratives of men and women, Gender, Prison and Reentry Experiences sheds light on current practices and ...
By Ruwani Fernando
March 12, 2024
This book presents a comparative study of desistance from crime by analysing and comparing the narratives of English and French desisters. In doing so, it uncovers how national and structural differences may lead to varying individual pathways out of crime. Comparing Pathways of Desistance draws on...
By Isabelle F. Dufour, Natacha Brunelle, Roxanne Couture-Dubé, David Henry
December 13, 2023
This book gives voice to justice-involved Canadian youth and young adults by sharing their views on their journey towards desistance from crime and social and community (re)integration. Building on interviews with 140 justice-involved youth and young adults (aged 16 to 35), the book explores the ...
By Mohammed Qasim, Colin Webster
December 01, 2023
Focusing on the lives of first- and second-generation British Pakistani young adult men and those approaching middle age who offend or have offended and the experiences of their fathers bringing them up in a de-industrialised city, this book examines the influence of social relations on their moves...
By Lauren Hall
November 30, 2023
The social processes which underpin and shape our lives have the power to significantly transform the trajectories of people experiencing recovery from addiction and desistance from crime. Recovery from addiction and desistance from crime are processes which are often experienced and supported in ...
By Gilly Sharpe
October 31, 2023
How do young women negotiate their identity in the shadow of a criminal past? What expectations can these women have and what constraints do they face in embracing change and reform? In this new book, Gilly Sharpe returns to the group of women interviewed in her bestselling book Offending Girls, to...
By David Honeywell
September 20, 2023
In this new and distinctive contribution to the desistance literature, Dr David Honeywell draws on his own lived experience to consider his route through youth delinquency and prison to a life away from crime through education, and ultimately towards academia. Drawing on perspectives from ...
By Catalina Droppelmann
October 10, 2022
This book contributes to our knowledge of desistance in a developing country. Offering an intercultural dialogue with mainstream explanations, Transitions Out of Crime analyses the transition from crime to conformity among a group of Chilean juvenile offenders. Desistance from crime is not just ...
By Geraldine Cleere
June 30, 2022
This book explores prisoners’ experiences of prison education and investigates whether participation in prison education contributes to an offender’s ability to desist from crime and increases social capital levels. While the link between prison education and reduced rates of recidivism is well ...
By Stephen Farrall
May 06, 2022
When it was published twenty years ago, Rethinking What Works with Offenders made a major contribution to criminological knowledge on why people stopped offending, and the impact the probation service had on the desistance process. Unlike other studies that had relied on official conviction data, ...
By Géraldine Bugnon
April 29, 2022
This book analyses the non-custodial government of young offenders in two major cities in Brazil. In doing so, it delves into the paradox of an institution exerting control over youths while at the same time promoting their autonomy and responsibility. The study sheds light on the specific logics ...
By Lila Kazemian
March 31, 2021
Although the negative consequences of rising incarceration rates have been well-established, criminological research has largely neglected to document psychological, social, and behavioral changes that occur during periods of incarceration. Drawing on an original longitudinal study of long-term ...