Counterblast: a Copernican correction for community sentences?

McNeill, F. (2012) Counterblast: a Copernican correction for community sentences? Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 51(1), pp. 94-99. (doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2311.2011.00699.x)



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In this article, the author discusses the emergence and development of desistance research, which aims to examine the social and personal processes by which persistent offenders desist from crime, and argues that its implications for practice are far-reaching. The article looks at the main perspectives in desistance research, the main themes identified in desistance studies in the last 20 or 30 years, and reactions to desistance research. The author concludes that reconfiguration would offer the best prospects of progressive development of community sentences, and that a desistance perspective is one which poses questions about what reintegration in communities actually means, and what might permit and obstruct it.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McNeill, Professor Fergus
Authors: McNeill, F.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Journal Name:Howard Journal of Criminal Justice
ISSN (Online):1468-2311
Published Online:06 January 2012
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2012 The Author, Copyright © 2012 The Howard League and Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
First Published:First published in The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice 51(1):94-99
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher
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