Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Moving on from Crime and Substance UseTransforming Identities$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Anne Robinson and Paula Hamilton

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447324676

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447324676.001.0001

Show Summary Details

Emotions and identity transformation

Emotions and identity transformation

Chapter:
(p.19) Two Emotions and identity transformation
Source:
Moving on from Crime and Substance Use
Author(s):

Paula Hamilton

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447324676.003.0003

This chapter explores the role of emotions in identity transformation and desistance. The author begins by critically exploring the relative neglect of the emotional realm in both mainstream criminological and desistance literatures, before going on to consider how and in what ways emotions are seen to be implicated in processes of change in the relatively few existing desistance studies which consider this dimension. She then goes on to draw on her own doctoral research to highlight the ways in which emotions were heavily implicated in the stories her cohort of men told – both in stories of their onset/persistence in offending and of their eventual desistance.

Keywords:   emotions, desistance, identity transformation, men, offending

Policy Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.