Rethinking What Works with Offenders

Rethinking What Works with Offenders

by Stephen Farrall



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Rethinking What Works with Offenders by Stephen Farrall

Rather than relying on conventional, official sources of data, Farrall (criminology, Keele U., UK) uses face-to-face interviews with probationers and probation officers in order to analyze the impact of probation supervision on desistance or recidivism rates of those convicted of crimes in the UK. He views the changes in the social and personal circumstances of the probationer as being one of the primary factors in desistance rates and suggests that the ability of offenders to avoid committing more crimes is related to their access to "social capital." Distributed by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781903240953
Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2002
Edition description: 2002
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of tables and figuresvii
Part 1Introduction1
1Probation, social context and desistance from crime: introducing the agenda3
2Realism, criminal careers and complexity31
3The study45
Part 2Probation, motivation and social contexts61
4Defining 'success'63
5The focus of probation71
6Resolving obstacles: the role of probation supervision85
7Motivation and probation99
8Probation work: content and context116
9Motivation, changing contexts and probation supervision145
Part 3Persistence and desistance171
10Desistance, change and probation supervision173
11The factors associated with offending193
Part 4Conclusions205
12Probation, social context and desistance from crime: developing the agenda207
Case index247

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