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dc.contributor.authorHunter, Ben
dc.contributor.authorFarrall, Stephen
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-30T14:35:25Z
dc.date.available2019-01-30T14:35:25Z
dc.date.issued2017-03-21
dc.identifier.citationHunter, B., and Farrall, S. (2017) 'Emotions, future selves and the process of desistance', The British Journal of Criminology, 58(2), pp. 291-308.en_US
dc.identifier.issn00070955
dc.identifier.issn14643529
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/bjc/azx017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/623449
dc.description.abstractDesistance research emphasizes that offenders identify a future self that aids desistance efforts. However, it is unclear how future selves operate when offending opportunities arise. To explore this, we employ qualitative accounts of instances when offenders and ex-offenders abstained from offending, and the emotions this evoked. Offending was avoided to preserve aspects of offenders’ lives or avoid negative consequences but, for some, avoiding offending brought frustration. Finally, those who had made the most progress towards desistance were less likely to identify opportunities for offending. These findings suggest future selves inform the desistance process, highlighting particular ways to be. However, time is needed to build up valued aspects of the life that may be feared lost if engaging in crime. Before the benefits of abstaining are recognized, there may be a tension between the future and current self.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipLeverhulme Trusten_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://academic.oup.com/bjc/article/58/2/291/3076448en_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/112099/
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to The British Journal of Criminologyen
dc.subjectdesistanceen_US
dc.subjectEmotionsen_US
dc.titleEmotions, future selves and the process of desistance.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Sheffielden_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Greenwichen_US
dc.identifier.journalThe British Journal of Criminologyen_US
dc.dateAccepted2017-01-25


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