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Desistance from crime: Is it different for women and girls?

Citation
McIvor G, Murray C & Jamieson J (2004) Desistance from crime: Is it different for women and girls?. In: Maruna S & Immarigeon R (eds.) After Crime and Punishment: Pathways to offender reintegration. Cullompton: Willan Publishing, pp. 181-197. http://www.willanpublishing.co.uk/cgi-bin/indexer?product=1843920573

Abstract
Traditionally, criminological research has concentrated on attempting to understand the etiology of offending, with a view to identifying appropriate measures aimed at preventing young people from becoming involved in crime. However, offending is, essentially, an age-related phenomenon and most young people eventually "grow out of crime" (Rutherford, 1986). An enhanced understanding of the processes that accompany or promote the cessation of offending may therefore inform the development of more effective responses to young people who have already begun to offend. Recent research (e.g. Shover, 1985; Burnett, 1992; Leibrich, 1993; Hubert & Hundleby, 1993; Graham & Bowling, 1995; Rex, 1999; Maruna, 2001) has consequently focused upon uncovering the circumstances and processes involved in desistance from crime.

Keywords
desistance; female offending; gender and justice; Women prisoners; Female offenders; Sex discrimination against women

StatusPublished
Author(s)McIvor, Gill; Murray, Cathy; Jamieson, Janet
Publication date31/03/2004
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/1959
PublisherWillan Publishing
Publisher URLhttp://www.willanpublishing.co.uk/…oduct=1843920573
Place of publicationCullompton
ISBN978-1-84392-057-1
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