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Moving on from Crime and Substance Use: Transforming Identities

Anne Robinson and Paula Hamilton


Desistance is one of the big news stories of the criminological world. Research suggests that, as ‘offenders’ turn their backs on crime, they often change their identities as well as their behaviour. Yet we know much less about how reforming or transforming identity might be affected by gender, age or ethnicity. This book focuses on diversity and showcases research from a wide range of authors in the field. It considers the similarities and differences between desisting from crime and recovering from addiction. Taking the desistance and recovery debates in unfamiliar directions, it examines t ... More

Keywords: desistance, recovery, identity, offenders, change, stigma, reintegration, crime

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781447324676
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447324676.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anne Robinson, editor
Sheffield Hallam University

Paula Hamilton, editor
Sheffield Hallam University