Who owns desistance? A triad of agency enabling social structures in the desistance process

ALBERTSON, Katherine, PHILLIPS, Jake, FOWLER, Andrew and COLLINSON, Beth (2020). Who owns desistance? A triad of agency enabling social structures in the desistance process. Theoretical Criminology: an international journal.

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Theories of desistance assert agency is a prerequisite to the process which can be enabled or curtailed by social structures. We present data from six community hub sites that hosted probation services in the UK in 2019. While our analysis identifies agency enabling institutional and relational structures across the different hub governance sub-types in our sample, these were clearest in hubs run in the community by the community. This article contributes a triad of core enabling social structures that operate at the intersection between agency and structure in the desistance process. The significance of our findings is that the ownership question is key to the expedition of enabling social structures.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Criminology; 1602 Criminology; 1801 Law
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/1362480620968084
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2020 10:50
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2021 20:31
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/27320

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