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After Crime and Punishment - Shadd Maruna

After Crime and Punishment

By: Shadd Maruna (Editor), Russ Immarigeon (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st March 2004
ISBN: 9781843920571
Number Of Pages: 320

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The issue of resettling ex-prisoners and ex-offenders into the community has become an increasingly important one on both sides of the Atlantic. In the USA the former Attorney General Janet Reno identified the issue as 'one of the most pressing problems we face as a nation' in view of the massive prison population and the rapid increase in rates of incarceration, while in the UK it has become an increasingly important issue for similar reasons, and the subject of recent reports by HM Inspectorate of Prisons and HM Inspectorate of Probation, as well as from the Social Exclusion Unit of the Home Office.

Yet this issue has not been well served by the criminological literature, and the new policies and programmes that have been set up to address the problem have not been well grounded in criminological thinking. This book seeks to address the important set of issues involved by bringing together the best of recent thinking and research into desistance from crime, drawing upon research in both the UK and the USA, and with a distinct focus on how this might impact upon the design and implementation of ex-offender reintegration policy.

'After Crime and Punishment is a must for those interested in the reintegration and resettlement of ex-prisoners and ex-offenders. It provides both an introductory text and an up-to-date and original exploration of the theoretical and practical study of desistance. From definitions to research, this text uses a dynamic and fresh style to report on an eclectic mix of related areas.' - Carly Angus, West Midlands Area Psychology Office

List of figures and tablesp. v
Forewordp. vii
Notes on contributorsp. xii
Desistance Theory and Reintegration Practice
Ex-offender reintegration: theory and practicep. 3
Reintegration and restorative justice: towards a theory and practice of informal social control and supportp. 27
Social capital and offender reintegration: making probation desistance focusedp. 57
Methodological Considerations
Connecting desistance and recidivism: measuring changes in criminality over the lifespanp. 85
Somewhere between persistence and desistance: the intermittency of criminal careersp. 102
Applied Research on Desistance
Jail or the army: does military service facilitate desistance from crime?p. 129
To reoffend or not to reoffend? The ambivalence of convicted property offendersp. 152
Desistance from crime: is it different for women and girls?p. 181
Desistance-focused Reintegration Research
Beating the perpetual incarceration machine: overcoming structural impediments to re-entryp. 201
With eyes wide open: formalizing community and social control intervention in offender reintegration programmesp. 233
'Less than the average citizen': stigma, role transition and the civic reintegration of convicted felonsp. 261
Indexp. 294
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ISBN: 9781843920571
ISBN-10: 1843920573
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st March 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1