Desistance-focused approaches

Trish McCulloch, Fergus McNeill

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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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAddressing offending behaviour
    Subtitle of host publicationcontext, practice and values
    EditorsSimon Green, Elizabeth Lancaster, Simon Feasey
    PublisherWillan Publishing
    Number of pages18
    ISBN (Print)9781843922438
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Social Sciences


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