Desistance: the "other side" of change and implications for maintenance programs

Youssef, Carollyne, Casey, Sharon, and Day, Andrew (2016) Desistance: the "other side" of change and implications for maintenance programs. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 55 (7). pp. 443-465.

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Abstract

How offenders cease offending and engage in the desistance process is a key consideration for effective rehabilitation. While attention is increasing on desistance and its utility in the supervision and case management of offenders postrelease, it's yet to be integral to postrelease programs. This paper considers the implications of the desistance process for psychological postrelease programs, such as community maintenance programs. There will be a brief review of some of the theories of desistance, consideration of the interrelationship between desistance theory and community maintenance programs and discussion about the implications of desistance theory for the delivery of community maintenance programs.

Item ID: 47197
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: Desistance, maintenance programs, change, offenders, reintegration, reentry
ISSN: 1540-8558
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2017 07:50
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170104 Forensic Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940408 Rehabilitation and Correctional Services @ 100%
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