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Making good : how ex-convicts reform and rebuild their lives

Author: Shadd Maruna
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook : English
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Based on the Liverpool Desistance Study, this book compares and contrasts the stories of ex-convicts who are actively involved in criminal behavior with those who are actively involved in criminal behavior with whose who are "going straight" or desisting from crime and drug use ... For anyone truly interested in the restoration and reintegration of offenders, this book should not be missed.-Dust jacket.
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Shadd Maruna
OCLC Number: 51302806
Notes: Originally published: Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, ©2001.
Contents: Introduction, the common criminal and us --
Dissecting desistance: Defining desistance; Liverpool desistance study --
Two views of a brick wall: Sample prognosis, dire; Reading from a condemnation script; Making good, the rhetoric of redemption --
Applied mythology: Work, generativity, and reform; Mea culpa, shame, blame, and the core self; Rituals of redemption.
Other Titles: How ex-convicts reform and rebuild their lives
Responsibility: Shadd Maruna ; with a foreword by Hans Toch.

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Based on the Liverpool Desistance Study, this book compares and contrasts the stories of ex-convicts who are actively involved in criminal behavior with those who are actively involved in criminal behavior with whose who are "going straight" or desisting from crime and drug use ... For anyone truly interested in the restoration and reintegration of offenders, this book should not be missed.-Dust jacket.

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