Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/25882
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Social Sciences Book Chapters and Sections
Title: Desistance: Envisioning Futures
Authors: Graham, Hannah
McNeill, Fergus
Contact Email: h.m.graham@stir.ac.uk
Editors: Carlen, P
França, LA
Citation: Graham H & McNeill F (2017) Desistance: Envisioning Futures. In: Carlen P, França LA (ed.). Alternative Criminologies, London: Routledge, pp. 433-451.
Keywords: Criminology
desistance
utopia
Issue Date: Aug-2017
Abstract: This chapter provides an overview of desistance scholarship, surveying some of the major theoretical and empirical explanations of how and why people stop offending, and exploring the implications of this body of work for criminal justice. Traditionally, criminology has been focused on the study of crime and in particular on the causes of crime, as well as criminal justice responses to it. By comparison, examining how and why people stop and refrain from offending, and considering which criminal justice responses might support or frustrate such processes has a much shorter history. We would argue that it is also an area of study which, despite being in some senses bound by its focus on crime and offending, nonetheless transcends more orthodox criminological concerns and ultimately compels those who study it to engage with more fundamental questions of political philosophy (as well as with other disciplinary perspectives). We want to argue therefore that desistance research is (or at least can be) a form of ‘alternative criminology’ both in the way it frames its objects of inquiry and in the ways it pushes it towards disciplinary borders and intersections.
Rights: This item has been embargoed for a period. During the embargo please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study. The publisher has granted permission for use of this work in this Repository. Published in Alternative Criminologies, Edited by Pat Carlen, Leandro Ayres França, published by Routledge: https://www.routledge.com/Alternative-Criminologies/Carlen-Ayres-Franca/p/book/9781138067431
URL: https://www.routledge.com/Alternative-Criminologies/Carlen-Ayres-Franca/p/book/9781138067431

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Graham and McNeill (Carlen and Franca) -- Final Chapter for Routledge English edition.pdf361.33 kBAdobe PDFUnder Embargo until 23/2/2019     Request a copy

Note: If any of the files in this item are currently embargoed, you can request a copy directly from the author by clicking the padlock icon above. However, this facility is dependent on the depositor still being contactable at their original email address.



This item is protected by original copyright



Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact library@stir.ac.uk providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.