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Desistance from Sexual OffendingDefining and Deconstructing Desistance

Desistance from Sexual Offending: Defining and Deconstructing Desistance [This chapter includes a brief review of the convoluted way that desistance has been defined and operationalized in the past and suggests some useful ways to move forward with our understanding of this phenomenon. An overview of perspectives from different disciplines is provided that deconstructs and clarifies the definition of desistance as it pertains to sexual aggression. The empirical reality that sex offenders and non-sex offenders are inherently similar leads to the logical hypothesis that we can expect them to desist in a similar fashion. This assumption guides the present work and supports my focus on desistance from sexual offending through a distinctly criminological lens.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Desistance from Sexual OffendingDefining and Deconstructing Desistance

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
© The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
ISBN
978-3-319-63199-8
Pages
19 –38
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-63200-1_2
Publisher site
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Abstract

[This chapter includes a brief review of the convoluted way that desistance has been defined and operationalized in the past and suggests some useful ways to move forward with our understanding of this phenomenon. An overview of perspectives from different disciplines is provided that deconstructs and clarifies the definition of desistance as it pertains to sexual aggression. The empirical reality that sex offenders and non-sex offenders are inherently similar leads to the logical hypothesis that we can expect them to desist in a similar fashion. This assumption guides the present work and supports my focus on desistance from sexual offending through a distinctly criminological lens.]

Published: Nov 28, 2017

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