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After Crime and Punishment

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ISBN13: 9781843920571
ISBN: 1843920573
Published: March 2004
Publisher: Willan Publishing
Format: Paperback
Price: £28.99

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The issue of resettling ex prisoners and ex offenders into the community has become an increasingly pressing one on both sides of the Atlantic. In the USA the Attorney General has 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 been 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 US, and with a distinct focus on how this might impact upon the design and implementation of ex-offender reintegration policy.;The contributors are drawn from top criminologists in the US and the UK, each of them applies criminological theory to the question of how best to reintegrate ex-offenders, giving voice to the ex prisoner in a way that is rarely heard in criminological research or policy debates around resettlement.

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Criminal Law
Introduction Ex-Offender Reintegration - Theory and Practice, Shadd Maruna, University of Cambridge and Russ Immarigeon, Civic Research Institute.
Part 1 Desistance Theory and Reintegration Practice: 1 Understanding the Effect of Intervention Programs on Desistance Processes: What Can We Learn From The Research Literature?, Toqir K. Mukhtar, CASES and Todd R. Clear, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; 2 Reintegration and Restorative Justice: Toward a Theory and Practice of Informal Social Control and Support, Gordon Bazemore, Florida Atlantic University and Carsten Erbe, Florida Atlantic University 3 Social Capital, Probation Supervision, and Desistance From Crime: Individual-Level Evidence From a Self-Reported Prospective Longitudinal Survey of Probation Work and the Termination of Criminal Careers Conducted in England, Stephen Farrall, Keele University.
Part 2 Methodological Considerations: 4. Connecting Desistance and Recidivism: Measuring Changes in Criminality Over the Lifespan Shawn D. Bushway, University of Maryland, Robert Brame, University of South Carolina and Raymond Paternoster, University of Maryland; 5 Somewhere Between Persistence and Desistance: The Intermittency of Criminal Careers, Alex Piquero, University of Florida.
Part 3 Applied Research on Desistance: 6 Jail or the Army: Does Military Service Facilitate Desistance from Crime?, Leana Allen, Indiana University and John Laub, University of Maryland; 7 To Re-offend or Not to Re-offend: The Ambivalence of Convicted Property Offenders, Ros Burnett, Oxford University; 8 Is Crime Desistance Different for Girls?, Gill McIvor, University of Stirling, Cathy Murray, University of Stirling and Janet Jamieson, Lancaster University.
Part 4 Desistance-Focused Reintegration Research: 9 Beating the Perpetual Incarceration Machine: Overcoming Structural Impediments to Reentry, Stephen C. Richards, Northern Kentucky University, Richard S. Jones, Marquette University; 10 With Eyes Wide Open: Formalizing Community and Social Control Intervention in Ex-Offender Reintegration Programs, Faye S. Taxman, University of Maryland Douglas Young, University of Maryland and James M. Bryne, University of Massachusetts, Lowell; 11 ""Less than the Average Citizen"": Stigma, Role Transition, and the Civic Reintegration of Convicted Felons, Christopher Uggen, University of Minnesota, Jeff Manza, Northwestern University, Angela Behrens, University of Minnesota.