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dc.contributor.authorHarris, DA
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-19T00:56:14Z
dc.date.available2021-01-19T00:56:14Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn1523-3812
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11920-020-01219-3
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/401018
dc.description.abstractPurpose of Review: This article reviews the growing body of knowledge on desistance from sexual offending. Although the cessation of offending is a standard observation in criminology and has been demonstrated by people who commit all manner of crimes, it has only recently been considered relevant for individuals convicted of sexual offences. Recent Findings: Desistance from crime is a natural human process and has been observed even among those people who commit sexual offences. The clearest distinction between sexual and nonsexual offenders is the way they are treated by the criminal justice system. Desistance can occur in different ways, for different people, and under different circumstances. It can occur naturally, with or without formal therapeutic assistance or criminal justice intervention. Summary: Comparatively few sexual offenders truly warrant the restrictive approaches of enhanced community supervision to which so many people are now subject. A growth industry devoted to sustaining the belief that there is something very different (and identifiable) about sexual offenders has resulted in increasingly dangerous trends in our criminal justice system’s response to this crime.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCurrent Psychiatry Reports
dc.relation.ispartofvolume23
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNeurosciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1103
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1109
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.titleDesistance From Sexual Offending
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationHarris, DA, Desistance From Sexual Offending, Current Psychiatry Reports, 2021, 23 (2)
dc.date.updated2021-01-13T05:55:53Z
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gro.rights.copyright© 2021 Springer Basel. This is an electronic version of an article published in Current Psychiatry Reports, 23 (2), Article number: 7 (2021) Current Psychiatry Reports is available online at: http://link.springer.com/ with the open URL of your article.
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gro.griffith.authorHarris, Danielle A.


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