Project

‘It takes a village’: the role of the community in desistance and recovery

Duration
01 January 2019 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Correctional theory, offender treatment and rehabilitation
    • Youth and life course criminology
    • Criminology not elsewhere classified
Keywords
Desistance recovery community capital
 
Project description

Although desistance from offending and recovery from drug misuse are personal journeys, they occur within a social context. However, little (empirical) attention is paid to unravel this particular role of the community in both processes. Based on a multimethod design, this study explores the role of community capital in the initiation and sustainment of desistance and recovery.