Desistance-focused approaches

McCulloch, T. and McNeill, F. (2008) Desistance-focused approaches. In: Green, S., Lancaster, E. and Feasey, S. (eds.) Addressing Offending Behaviour: Context, Practice and Values. Willan Publishing: Cullompton, pp. 154-171. ISBN 9781843922438

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The pursuit of effectiveness in the treatment and management of offenders has been one of the few observed continuities throughout the history of penal policy and practice. Over the last two decades this pursuit has centred on the question of ‘what works in reducing reoffending?’ – a perhaps inevitable consequence of spiralling prison numbers and costs, politically unacceptable reoffending rates, emerging transatlantic research evidence and, perhaps most notably, an increasingly politicised public policy arena.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McNeill, Professor Fergus
Authors: McCulloch, T., and McNeill, F.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Publisher:Willan Publishing

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