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Justice Analytical Services Scottish Government
Dr. Maria Sapouna Catherine Bisset Anne-Marie Conlong Ben Matthews
ISBN 978 1 78544 333 6 (Web only publication) PPDAS 49395
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Research aims and overview How do individuals desist from offending? Features of desisters from crime, and mapping the desistance journey from the user perspective Critical assessment of the 'What Works' literature, and future research Implications for policy and for working with offenders in Scotland Conclusions
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION Aims Scope Limitations
CHAPTER TWO: HOW DO INDIVIDUALS DESIST FROM OFFENDING? Individual and social influences Imprisonment and community disposals Early release measures Diversion Rehabilitation Community supervision and through-care Reparation and restoration Deterrence Conclusion
CHAPTER THREE: FEATURES OF DESISTERS FROM CRIME, AND MAPPING THE DESISTANCE JOURNEY FROM THE USER PERSPECTIVE Conclusion
CHAPTER FOUR: CRITICAL ASSESSMENT OF THE 'WHAT WORKS' LITERATURE, AND PROPOSALS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH Critical assessment of the 'What Works' literature Directions for future research
CHAPTER FIVE: IMPLICATIONS FOR POLICY AND FOR WORKING WITH OFFENDERS IN SCOTLAND Intermediate outcomes - targets for interventions Non-criminogenic needs Implications for approaches to working with offenders Evaluations of Scottish projects
CHAPTER SIX: SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS Comparison with the findings of the 2011 version of the review
The authors would like to express their thanks to Professor Fergus McNeill for his helpful suggestions made during the peer-review of the updated paper, to Professor Joanna Shapland and Leah Gilman for their subsequent contributions to the revised draft, and to Yvonne Gailey of the Risk Management Authority (RMA) for her peer-review of the sections concerning the application of the RNR principles.
The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.
This report is available on the Scottish Government Publications Website (http://www.gov.scot/Publications/Recent).
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