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Motivating and maintaining desistance from crime: male Aboriginal serial offenders' experience of 'going good'

Sullivan, Katherine Maree

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Aboriginal people are over represented in prison in Australia, being 13 times more likely to be incarcerated than non-Indigenous people. Repeat offenders make up a high proportion of the Aboriginal prison population, yet most repeat offenders eventually cease offending or desist from crime. Why do they stop? The process of desistance is complex, non-linear and varies between individuals. North American and British studies report the role of structure and, more latterly, cognition...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-04-17
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/9847

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