Travelling hopefully: desistance research and probation practice

Beth Weaver, Fergus McNeill

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    Abstract

    This paper will explore the impact of desistance theory and research on probation practice to date. It begins by reviewing the impact of desistance scholarship on probation to date, briefly explaining why desistance scholarship has played a part in refocusing attention on two neglected aspects of probation work; the centrality of the worker-probationer relationship and the significance of the social contexts of offending and desistance. However, the chapter also seeks to move beyond these insights by exploring potential dialogues between desistance research and probation practice around issues of identity, diversity and religiosity.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusUnpublished - Sep 2009
    Event9th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology - Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Duration: 9 Sep 200912 Sep 2009

    Conference

    Conference9th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology
    CountrySlovenia
    CityLjubljana
    Period9/09/0912/09/09

    Keywords

    • probation
    • crime
    • criminology
    • desistance research

    Research Output

    Travelling hopefully: desistance research and probation practice

    McNeill, F. & Weaver, B., 1 Feb 2010, What Else Works? Creative Work with Offenders and Other Social Excluded People. Brayford, J., Cowe, F. B. & Deering, J. (eds.). Abingdon, 290 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Cite this

    Weaver, B., & McNeill, F. (2009). Travelling hopefully: desistance research and probation practice. Paper presented at 9th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, Ljubljana, Slovenia.