After Crime and Punishment
Pathways to Offender Reintegration
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After Crime and Punishment by Shadd Maruna
Book DescriptionThe 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781843920571
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Willan Publishing
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Shadd Maruna
Escape Routes: Contemporary Perspectives on Life After Punishment, Hardback (December 2010)
Addresses the reasons why people stop offending, and the processes by which they are rehabilitated or resettled back into the community; engaging with, and building upon, renewed criminological interest in this area.
Fifty Key Thinkers in Criminology, Paperback (November 2009)
Covers a range of historical and contemporary thinkers from around the world, offering a combination of biographical fact with historical and cultural context. This title is suitable for students of criminology as well as those in related disciplines, such as sociology and criminal justice.
Rehabilitation, Hardback (October 2006)» View all books by Shadd Maruna
Argues that rehabilitation should focus both on promoting human goods (providing the offender with the essential ingredients for a 'good' life) as well as reducing/avoiding risk. This book provides a summary and critique of the scientific approach to offender rehabilitation, and is for students of criminology, sociology and clinical psychology.
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