AffiliationUniversity of Derby
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AbstractThe written diaries of forty-three adult male respondents from a prison sample that had participated in a restorative justice intervention reveal a nuanced and dynamic process of desistance via their hopes and pains of anticipated desistance at the micro, meso and macro level. A utopian reading of the respondents’ hopes and pains of desistance is developed which reveal that their diaries express a utopian vision that is not just personal, but also inherently political, radical, collective and transformative. Their pains of desistance on the other hand, reveal a critique and condemnation of the current societal and structural apparatus. The necessity for radical and collective change is clear, if desisters and society are to reach their full potential.
CitationPatton, D & Farrall, S (2021). 'Desistance: A Utopian Perspective'. Howard Journal of Crime & Justice, pp. 1-23.
JournalHoward Journal of Crime & Justice
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