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    Life After Life Imprisonment (Clarendon Studies in Criminology) (Hardback) By (author) Catherine Appleton

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    DescriptionThis new and important title explores one of the most contentious and sensitive topics in criminal justice: the release and resettlement of life-sentenced offenders. Life after Life Imprisonment provides an in-depth analysis of the post-prison experiences of 138 discretionary life-sentenced offenders, all of whom were released from prison across England and Wales during the mid-1990s. Using accessible and engaging data the book examines key legal developments within the criminal justice system for discretionary life-sentenced offenders, explores the frontline experiences of criminal justice practitioners charged with the responsibility of supervising life-sentenced offenders and analyses the 'stories' or life narratives of a group of individuals who have committed some of the most serious crimes. The book also examines the process of recall for life-sentenced prisoners and explores key factors associated with failure in the community. This work therefore contributes to a variety of different areas of theoretical concern to legal scholars and criminologists as well as to applied areas of interest to practitioners in the field. Significantly, the book offers a major insight into how societies respond to serious crimes and identifies important elements of successful reintegration for released life-sentenced offenders.

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    Life After Life Imprisonment
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Catherine Appleton
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 278
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199582716
    ISBN 10: 0199582718

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    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    05 November 2010
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    Author Information
    Dr Catherine Appleton is Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the School of Law, University of Leeds. She was awarded a DPhil in Law from Oxford University in 2008, and holds a Masters degree in criminology from Cambridge University and a BA in social policy and criminology from the University of Hull. She has contributed to a number of academic journals and conferences on life imprisonment, parole and resettlement.
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    ...a thorough, professional and hugely insightful piece of work. Ben Crewe, Criminology & Criminal Justice Students should love the book - not only is there a painstaking review of the methods employed (chapter 2), but the summary of the existing literature [...] are models of clarity, rivalling any textbook account. Nicola Padfield, Punishment and Society Journal We get a fascinating insight into the relationships that those offenders form with those supervising them, and for the first time an offenders account of which factors might mitigate or increase the risks of reoffending. Andrew Keogh, Crimeline accessible to anyone concerned with offending populations, resettlement, or criminological research more generally. I would definitely recommend it. Jennifer Sloan, Policing Journal This book represents a valuable contribution ot our knowledge about the resettlement of life sentence prisoners Jonathan Bild, The Howard Journal The book is meticulously researched and the style is clear and concise throughout. It will be of interest to criminal justice students and practitioners and should be required reading for policy makers and politicians. Neil Hutton, Edinburgh Law Review
    Table of contents
    Introduction ; PART I: INTRODUCING DISCRETIONARY LIFERS ; 1. Discretionary Life Sentences: The Legal and Political Context ; 2. Investigating Life after Life Imprisonment ; PART II: THE ROLE OF THE PROBATION SERVICE ; 3. After Life Imprisonment: The Role of Supervising Officers ; 4. Living on Life Licence: Lifers' Perceptions of Supervision ; PART III: DESISTANCE AND PERSISTENCE ; 5. Living a Life More Ordinary: Lifers' Narratives of Change ; 6. Roadblocks to Resettlement: The Significance of Recall Conclusions ; 7. Conclusion