Understanding Desistance from Crime

@inproceedings{Laub2001UnderstandingDF,
  title={Understanding Desistance from Crime},
  author={John H. Laub and Robert J. Sampson},
  year={2001}
}
The study of desistance from crime is hampered by definitional, measurement, and theoretical incoherence. A unifying framework can distinguish termination of offending from the process of desistance. Termination is the point when criminal activity stops and desistance is the underlying causal process. A small number of factors are sturdy correlates of desistance (e. g., good marriages, stable work, transformation of identity, and aging). The processes of desistance from crime and other forms of… CONTINUE READING

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