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International Series on Desistance and Rehabilitation

Series Editor: Stephen Farrall

In recent years there has been a dramatic growth in the attention given to the end of the criminal career. Prior to the 1980s, research on why people stopped offending and the processes associated with ‘leaving crime behind’ was a small and embryonic field of research. The literature on reform following a period of offending was patchy and did not constitute in any way, shape or form a body of knowledge which could be considered as ‘key’ to the criminological enterprise. This situation has now changed. The study of desistance in particular has now become an important aspect of the criminological enterprise with several UK and European research studies now focussing on this topic. Further afield (in the US and Australia for example, but certainly not limited to these

countries) there are also a number of scholars who are exploring desistance (and by association rehabilitation and reform) and the processes by which these occur amongst particular communities and for key groups of offenders. This is domain of research is therefore fertile ground for the production of a series of monographs.

New and Published Books

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  1. Cultures of Desistance

    Rehabilitation, Reintegration and Ethnic Minorities

    By Adam Calverley

    Series: International Series on Desistance and Rehabilitation

    In contrast to the widespread focus on ethnicity in relation to engagement in offending, the question of whether or not processes associated with desistance – that is the cessation and curtailment of offending behaviour – vary by ethnicity has received less attention. This is despite known ethnic...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Offender Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Communities

    Enabling Change the TC way

    By Alisa Stevens

    Series: International Series on Desistance and Rehabilitation

    Offender rehabilitation has become increasingly and almost exclusively associated with structured cognitive-behavioural programmes. For fifty years, however, a small number of English prisons have promoted an alternative method of rehabilitation: the democratic therapeutic community (TC). These...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Black Men, Invisibility and Crime

    Towards a Critical Race Theory of Desistance

    By Martin Glynn

    Series: International Series on Desistance and Rehabilitation

    Past studies have suggested that offenders desist from crime due to a range of factors, such as familial pressures, faith based interventions or financial incentives. To date, little has been written about the relationship between desistance and racialisation. This book seeks to bring much needed...

    Published December 1st 2013 by Routledge

  4. Desistance Transitions and the Impact of Probation

    By Sam King

    Series: International Series on Desistance and Rehabilitation

    Moving away from criminal behaviour can be fraught with difficulties. Often it can involve leaving behind old habits, customs, and even friends, while at the same time adopting a new way of life. How do individuals go about making a decision to give up crime? How do they plan to sustain this...

    Published September 9th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Criminal Behaviour in Context

    Space, Place and Desistance from Crime

    By Nick Flynn

    Series: International Series on Desistance and Rehabilitation

    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...

    Published May 16th 2012 by Willan

  6. The Dynamics of Desistance

    Charting Pathways Through Change

    By Deirdre Healy

    Series: International Series on Desistance and Rehabilitation

    It is well-established that the majority of youth offenders cease to commit crime in early adulthood, but the mechanisms behind the shift from a criminal to a conventional lifestyle are not fully understood. The Dynamics of Desistance aims to contribute to this nascent area of inquiry by providing...

    Published March 19th 2012 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. White-Collar Offenders and Desistance from Crime: Future selves and the constancy of change
    By Ben Hunter
    To Be Published March 22nd 2015
  2. Offending and Desistance: The Significance of Social Relations
    By Beth Weaver
    To Be Published June 14th 2015

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