There are approximately 30,000 people subject to imprisonment or supervision in Scotland, and over 3 million in Europe. University of Glasgow research explains how and why people cease and refrain from offending through a process known as ‘desistance’, and how they sometimes secure reintegration after punishment. Through sustained dialogue with policymakers, practitioners and activists, the research has influenced Parliamentary inquiries and legislative changes in Scotland; reframed and reformed justice strategies, services and practices in Scotland, England, Wales, Belgium and the Netherlands; and shaped professional education (e.g. via Scottish Prison Service training and a new assessment tool in Norway).
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