Towards a rhizomatic understanding of the desistance journey

PHILLIPS, Jake (2017). Towards a rhizomatic understanding of the desistance journey. The Howard Journal Of Crime and Justice, 56 (1), 92-104.

[img]
Preview
PDF
Phillips Towards a rhizomatic understanding of the desistance journey.pdf - Accepted Version
All rights reserved.

Download (184kB) | Preview
[img] PDF (Acceptance email)
Phillips 14010.pdf - Other
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (73kB)
Official URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/hojo.12...
Link to published version:: https://doi.org/10.1111/hojo.12193
Related URLs:

    Abstract

    Although the ‘desistance as a (zigzag) journey’ metaphor has proved useful in terms of translating theory into practice, this article makes the case that it is insufficient for conveying the truly complex, social, unpredictable and ‘messy’ process of desistance from crime. The article uses what we know about the process of desistance to discuss the utility of Deleuze and Guattari’s (2013) rhizomatic theory in recasting the desistance journey metaphor. In doing so it is suggested that the desistance journey should be understood in terms of its endless and multiplicitous nature, a symbol of metamorphosis, and it argues that our focus should be on understanding the ‘desister as nomad’. This, the article concludes, holds important ramifications for the way in which we understand and implement desistance-focused practice in the criminal justice system.

    Item Type: Article
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Law and Criminology Research Group
    Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities > Department of Law and Criminology
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1111/hojo.12193
    Page Range: 92-104
    Depositing User: Jake Phillips
    Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2016 13:53
    Last Modified: 23 Jun 2020 11:05
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14010

    Actions (login required)

    View Item View Item

    Downloads

    Downloads per month over past year

    View more statistics