Desistance, reflexivity and relationality: a case study

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    Abstract

    This paper presents the analysis of a single life-story drawn from a larger study examining theindividual, relational and structural contributions to the desistance process. The emphasis here is on the contributions of key social relations in ‘Evan’s’ narrative of change. How people relate to one another, and what these relationships mean to them both as individuals and together, are critical aspects of understanding the role of social relations in desistance. This paper concludes by considering how penal practices might generate and sustain the kinds of social capital and reflexive, relational networks relevant to desistance.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)71-88
    Number of pages18
    JournalEuropean Journal of Probation
    Volume5
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013

    Keywords

    • desistance
    • relationships
    • reflexivity
    • reciprocity
    • supervision

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    18th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology

    Beth Weaver (Speaker)

    31 Aug 2018

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    The Relational Context of Desistance: Research and Practice

    Beth Weaver (Keynote/plenary speaker)

    12 Feb 2018

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