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Definition of the noun Desistance

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noun - plural: desistances

  1. [rare] The act or state of desisting; cessation.

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Google previewDevelopmental and Life-course Criminological Theories (2017)

by Paul Mazerolle

Desistance refers to the cessation of antisocial behavior or criminal behavior. Desistance is an important aspect of the criminal career and until recently was relatively underresearched. Moreover...

A historically popular view has been that desistance is a state, as opposed to a process over time (Bushway et al., 2001).

Google previewCriminology (2017)

by Katherine Williams

Desistance is a tricky variable for criminologists because it is an absence of something rather than a tangible event or occurrence in itself. Specifically, desistance refers to the absence of repeat offending for individuals who have previously ...

Google previewGlobal Perspectives on Desistance (2016)

Reviewing what We Know and Looking to the Future by Joanna Shapland, Professor of Criminology School of Law Stephen Farrall, Stephen Farrall, Anthony Bottoms, Wolfson Professor of Criminology and Director of the Institute of Criminology Anthony Bottoms

Temporary desistance refers to a condition in which an individual ceases offending beyond the usual period of inter-offense time interval, but subsequently remits or relapses (e.g., Baicker-McKee 1990; Loeber et al. 1991). b. De- escalation ...

Google previewUnderstanding Criminal Careers (2013)

by Keith Soothill, Claire Fitzpatrick, Brian Francis

Defining desistance Desistance refers to the end of a criminal career, which sounds fairly straightforward in theory. However, in practice, the definitional pathway is arguably even more difficult than defining persistence, and attempts to define ...

Google previewBurning Down the House (2014)

The End of Juvenile Prison by Nell

Pathways to Desistance is a large, multidisciplinary study that followed 1,354 serious juvenile offenders aged fourteen to eighteen for seven years after they were convicted. A key conclusion is that even among youths who commit felony- level ...

Google previewCounter-Terrorism (2012)

Community-Based Approaches to Preventing Terror Crime by B. Spalek

Whilst desistancefrom acts of violence is measurable, changes in identitymay notbeor may require the specialist skillsof mentors toassess accurately.Whilst primary desistance is a temporary state,secondary desistance ismore longlasting and ...

Google previewNew Directions in Crime and Deviancy (2013)

by Simon Winlow, Rowland Atkinson

Desistance is a desired social project in so far as it entails future conformity (often described in terms of pro-social behaviour) and, thereby, enhanced life chances. Simultaneously, there has been greater attention given to the idea of ...

Google previewThe SAGE Handbook of Criminological Theory (2010)

by Eugene McLaughlin, Tim Newburn

in delinquent and criminal offending with time, was just that – a decline in crime brought on by aging: An alternative interpretation of maturational reform or spontaneous desistance is that crime declines with with age.

Google previewHC 307 - Crime Reduction Policies: A Co-Ordinated Approach? (2014)

by Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Justice Committee

Rob Allen: The general point about desistance is that people who move away from committing crime, particularly persistent offenders, do not do it in one magic leap. There is no magic bullet here—no onemedicine-type approach that will cure ...

Google previewMeasuring Crime and Criminality (2017)

by John MacDonald

desistance is a process and not a state, (2) there must be some prior level of criminal offending that is substantial or at least nontrivial, and (3) crime does not have to decline to zero, but does need to decline to a ...

Google previewReadings on Criminal Justice, Criminal Law & Policing (2009)

by Marc Cools, Sofie De Kimpe, Brice De Ruyver

Desistance is an individual decision or motivating event, which comes about through negative consequences of criminal behavior, changes in 46 Maklu READINGS ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE, CRIMINAL LAW & POLICING 4.3 Changing ...

Google previewDictionary of Probation and Offender Management (2013)

by Rob Canton, David Hancock

Because desistance is about the subjective meanings of age, maturation, social bonds, life events and identities for individuals, a desistance-focused perspectivein practice fundamentally requires recognition of diversity and heterogeneity in ...

Google previewDictionary of Youth Justice (2013)

by Barry Goldson

Desistance. Desistance is the processes by which people come to cease, and to sustain cessation of, offending, with or without formal intervention. Desistance research is concerned with when, why and how criminal careers come totheir end.

Google previewA Dictionary of Criminal Justice (2012)

by Peter Joyce, Neil Wain

desistance Traditionally, criminological study focused on the factors that caused offending behaviour to occur (such as Farrington, 1992: 129) as opposed to seeking to explain why an event (re-offending) failed to take place. Accredited ...

Google previewDictionary of Forensic Psychology (2013)

by Graham Towl, David P. Farrington, David Crighton, Gareth Hughes

Desistance. The trueageof desistancefrom offending can only be determined with certainty after offendersdie.In the Cambridge study up to the age of 50, the average age of the last conviction was 28. Since the average age of the first ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Gangs (2008)

by Louis Kontos, David Brotherton

Although desistance is often defined as the cessation of all criminal activity, alternative definitions have been developed in the literature in recent years. For instance, Le Blanc and Loeber (1998) have developed an extended definition of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Applied Developmental Science (2004)

by Celia B Fisher, Richard M. Lerner

These research efforts will likely enhance our understanding of those facets that underlie both desistance and persistence of externalizing behavior...

Desistance as a developmental process: A comparison of static and dynamic approaches.

Google previewEnglish and Burmese Dictionary (1906)

by Adoniram Judson

ooâooën' aniäëaooán Desistance, n. from above. Desk, n. _for writing, eacqaaoaìceoên for preaching, œcpl cœaoœël Desolate, ...

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