The ‘ Chicken and Egg ’ of Subjective and Social Factors in Desistance from Crime

  title={The ‘ Chicken and Egg ’ of Subjective and Social Factors in Desistance from Crime},
  author={Thomas P. LeBel and Ros Burnett and Shadd Maruna},
It is now widely acknowledged that progression from persistent offending to desistance from crime is the outcome of a complex interaction between subjective/ agency factors and social/environmental factors. A methodological challenge for desistance researchers is to unravel the differential impacts of these internal and external factors and the sequence in which they come into play. Towards this, the present investigation draws on a prospective study of 130 male property offenders, interviewed… CONTINUE READING

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