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Young Offenders: Crime, Prison and Struggles for Desistance
 

Young Offenders: Crime, Prison and Struggles for Desistance (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 1st ed. 2015)

By Halsey, M.
By Deegan, S.

Young Offenders provides one of the most in-depth studies of young males seeking, if often failing, to find a life beyond crime and punishment. Through rich interview data of young offenders over a ten year period, this book explores the complex personal and situational factors t... read full description below.

ISBN 9781349489206
Barcode 9781349489206
Published 24 March 2016 by Palgrave Macmillan
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 1st ed. 2015
Series Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology
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ISBN-13 9781349489206
ISBN-10 1349489204
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Imprint Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Date 24 March 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 1st ed. 2015
Edition 1st ed. 2015th
Author(s) By Halsey, M.
By Deegan, S.
Series Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology
Category Social Institutions
Social Issues
Crime & Criminology
Penology & Punishment
Juvenile Offenders
Number of Pages 263
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Criminology, Crime-Sociological aspects, Criminology, Corrections, Punishment
NBS Text Social Issues, Services & Welfare
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 989359

Description of this Book

Young Offenders provides one of the most in-depth studies of young males seeking, if often failing, to find a life beyond crime and punishment. Through rich interview data of young offenders over a ten year period, this book explores the complex personal and situational factors that promote and derail the desistance process.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review An outstanding example of longitudinal qualitative analysis, Halsey and Deegan's Young Offenders allows for a deep, long-term immersion into the lives of a group of young people who have been demonised and dismissed by wider society. The rich complexity of their often tragic lives vividly emerges across the chapters in an example of genuine social science, as it ought to be. - Shadd Maruna, Dean, Rutgers School of Criminal Justice, USA Halsey and Deegan provide offender accounts that are at once frustrating and heart-wrenching, yet illuminating and refreshing in their complexity. They reveal how the joining of disadvantaged backgrounds and unfair post-incarceration policies create barriers for young offenders wanting to desist. More important, they show how desistance can take surprisingly varied forms, which is a key contribution and challenge to previous criminal life course studies. - Randol Contreras, Sociology Department, University of Toronto, Canada

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Author's Bio

Mark Halsey is a Professor of Criminal Justice at Flinders University, Australia. Previous to this he taught criminology at the University of Melbourne. In 2012 he was awarded a four-year Australian Research Council Future Fellowship for the study of the causes, experiences and consequences of intergenerational incarceration. Simone Deegan was Project Officer for the Generativity in Young Male (Ex)Prisoners Project at Flinders University, Australia. Prior to this she worked as a criminal defence solicitor with the Legal Services Commission in the Magistrates and Youth Courts of South Australia. She has an ongoing interest in prisons and prison officer culture.

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