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International Series on Desistance and Rehabilitation


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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.

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Prison Education and Desistance Changing Perspectives

Prison Education and Desistance: Changing Perspectives

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Geraldine Cleere
December 29, 2020

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 ...

Penal Cultures and Female Desistance

Penal Cultures and Female Desistance

1st Edition

By Linnéa Österman
July 31, 2020

This book makes a unique contribution to the internationalisation of criminological knowledge about gender and desistance through a qualitative cross-national exploration of the female route out of crime in Sweden and England. By situating the female desistance journey in diverse penal cultures, ...

Governing Delinquency Through Freedom Control, Rehabilitation and Desistance

Governing Delinquency Through Freedom: Control, Rehabilitation and Desistance

1st Edition

By Géraldine Bugnon
July 17, 2020

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 ...

Desistance and Societies in Comparative Perspective

Desistance and Societies in Comparative Perspective

1st Edition

By Dana Segev
May 14, 2020

Scholarly exploration into how and why people stop offending (desistance from crime) has focused on the impact of internal and external factors in processes of desistance. Prior research has, in general, been undertaken within one nation and neglected the fact that desistance processes are situated...

Peer Mentoring in Criminal Justice

Peer Mentoring in Criminal Justice

1st Edition

By Gillian Buck
March 25, 2020

Peer mentoring is an increasingly popular criminal justice intervention in custodial and community settings. Peer mentors are community members, often with lived experiences of criminal justice, who work or volunteer to help people in rehabilitative settings. Despite the growth of peer mentoring ...

Positive Growth and Redemption in Prison Finding Light Behind Bars and Beyond

Positive Growth and Redemption in Prison: Finding Light Behind Bars and Beyond

1st Edition

By Lila Kazemian
October 17, 2019

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 ...

The Architecture of Desistance

The Architecture of Desistance

1st Edition

Edited By Stephen Farrall
June 06, 2019

The volume of studies into desistance has grown dramatically in recent years. Much of this research has focused on the internal dynamics of desistance such as decision-making, choice and restraint. Bringing together leading figures and drawing upon case studies from around the world, this book ...

Being and Becoming an Ex-Prisoner

Being and Becoming an Ex-Prisoner

1st Edition

By Diana F. Johns
February 04, 2019

Despite broad scholarship documenting the compounding effects and self-reproducing character of incarceration, ways of conceptualising imprisonment and the post-prison experience have scarcely changed in over a century. Contemporary correctional thinking has congealed around notions of risk and ...

Women's Transitions from Prison The Post-Release Experience

Women's Transitions from Prison: The Post-Release Experience

1st Edition

By Rosemary Sheehan, Chris Trotter
January 31, 2019

Women continue to be one of the fastest growing groups of offenders with an increasing group of women involved in the criminal justice system around the world. Whilst internationally women comprise a low percentage of the total prison population, there is an escalating use of custody inextricably ...

Therapeutic Correctional Relationships Theory, research and practice

Therapeutic Correctional Relationships: Theory, research and practice

1st Edition

By Sarah Lewis
July 30, 2018

The relationship between offender and criminal justice practitioner has shifted throughout rehabilitative history, whether situated within psychological interventions, prison or probation. This relationship has evolved and adapted over time, but interpersonal processes remain central to offender ...

Rehabilitation Work Supporting Desistance and Recovery

Rehabilitation Work: Supporting Desistance and Recovery

1st Edition

By Hannah Graham
February 06, 2018

Conversations about rehabilitation and how to address the drugs-crime nexus have been dominated by academics and policymakers, without due recognition of the experience and knowledge of practitioners. Not enough is known about the cultures and conditions in which rehabilitation occurs. Why is it ...

Criminal Behaviour in Context Space, Place and Desistance from Crime

Criminal Behaviour in Context: Space, Place and Desistance from Crime

1st Edition

By Nick Flynn
May 17, 2012

This book examines the extent to which criminal desistance –  'the change process involved in the ending of criminal behaviour' –  is affected by personal and social circumstances which are place specific. Grounded in criminological spatial analysis, as well as more general ...

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