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Desistance from sex offending : alternatives to throwing away the keys

Author: D Richard Laws; Tony Ward
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers a fresh perspective on treating a population that is often demonized by policymakers, the public, and even clinicians. The authors argue that most sex offenders are 'people like us,' with the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Laws, D. Richard.
Desistance from sex offending.
New York : Guilford Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010027960
(OCoLC)613432790
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: D Richard Laws; Tony Ward
ISBN: 9781606239377 1606239376
OCLC Number: 676697047
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 306 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. General issues. Introduction --
2. The criminological perspective. Defining and measuring desistance --
The age --
crime curve : a brief overview --
Theoretical perspectives on desistance --
Factors influencing desistance --
Two major theories of desistance --
3. The forensic psychological perspective. Do sex offenders desist? --
Sex offender treatment and desistance --
4. Reentry and reintegration. Barriers to reentry and reintegration --
Overcoming barriers to reentry and reintegration --
5. Recruitment. The unknown sex offenders : bringing them in from the cold --
Blending theory and practice : a criminological perspective --
6. Desistance-focused intervention. The good lives model of offender rehabilitation : basic assumptions, etiological commitment, and practice implications --
The good lives model and desistance theory and research : points of convergence --
The good lives --
desistance model : assessment and treatment --
7. Where to from here? Dignity, punishment, and human rights : the ethics of desistance --
Moral strangers or one of us? : Concluding thoughts.
Responsibility: D. Richard Laws, Tony Ward.

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"The term 'sex offender' has become a demonizing pejorative, depriving those who have been so labeled of even a modicum of humanity. While fully appreciating the importance of maintaining public Read more...

 
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