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An evaluation of the retrospective accounts of offenders as a means to promote desistance amongst acquisitive offenders

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posted on 01.10.2018, 08:33 authored by Anthony Quinn, Louise Cooke
There are various considerations which former offenders give for ceasing to commit offences. These involve references to more mature decision-making, reformed ways of regarding the victim and realisations that risks of offending outweigh the rewards. This study draws upon twenty semi-structured and visually-based qualitative interviews with probationers to examine the role that these factors played in engendering desistance from acts of acquisitive crime. A tailored evaluation of desistance does not appear to have been undertaken. The outcome of these findings and how, in the future, they could facilitate the supervision of individuals on probation is critically discussed.

History

School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

Journal of Offender Rehabilitation

Volume

58

Issue

5

Pages

464-483

Citation

QUINN, A. and COOKE, L., 2018. An evaluation of the retrospective accounts of offenders as a means to promote desistance amongst acquisitive offenders. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 58 (5), pp.464-483.

Publisher

© Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Offender Rehabilitation on 26 Jun 2019, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/10509674.2019.1615597

Acceptance date

19/09/2018

Publication date

2019-06-26

ISSN

1050-9674

eISSN

1540-8558

Language

en