The Liverpool Desistance Study and Probation Practice: Opening the Dialogue

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Title The Liverpool Desistance Study and Probation Practice: Opening the Dialogue
Author Maruna, Shadd; Porter, Louise; Carvalho, Irene
Journal Name Probation Journal
Year Published 2004
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications Ltd.
Abstract The notion of 'desistance' (or 'going straight') is becoming a more prominent one in criminological discourse, and the Liverpool Desistance Study(LDS) aimed to provide a deeper understanding of this process from the perspective of the individuals taking this life path. However, the LDS was not intended to address how the research might be applied in practice. This article therefore briefly outlines the research and discusses some of the policy implications, in order to open a debate with practitioners and others about the way that the research might be relevant to everyday practice with people who offend. The papers that follow this article were written in response to the challenge of applying the findings of the LDS in probation practice.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
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Volume 51
Issue Number 3
Page from 221
Page to 232
ISSN 0264-5505
Date Accessioned 2010-03-18
Date Available 2010-03-22T07:06:09Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security
Faculty Faculty of Humanities and Social Science
Subject Criminology
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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