Desistance from crime: working with protective factors

Kitson-Boyce, R. ORCID: 0000-0001-9600-1830 and Betteridge, A., 2022. Desistance from crime: working with protective factors. Nottingham: Nottingham Trent University. (Unpublished)

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There is no universal definition of desistance from crime. However, it is generally accepted that it is an ongoing, subjective journey towards an offence-free life, complete with relapses and recoveries, rather than just abstinence from offending (Willis et al., 2010). ‘Protective factors’ are social, environmental, or psychological features that help with desistance, such as prosocial relationships and employment. Helping individuals by promoting and supporting these protective factors in their lives gives us the opportunity to boost their chances of desisting from crime. This report focuses on three key areas relating to desistance and explores what the evidence base tells us about how these protective factors can be applied in people’s lives.

Item Type: Research report for external body
Description: Commissioning Body: NTU Developing Academic and Policy Engagement (DAPE) Programme
Creators: Kitson-Boyce, R. and Betteridge, A.
Publisher: Nottingham Trent University
Place of Publication: Nottingham
Date: August 2022
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 16 Feb 2023 09:23
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2023 09:23

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