Journals Higher Education



Published: 17 February 2005

342 Pages | 19 figures

ISBN: 9780199273812

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Desisting from Crime

Continuity and Change in Long-Term Crime Patterns of Serious Chronic Offenders

Michael E. Ezell and Lawrence E. Cohen

Clarendon Studies in Criminology

  • A groundbreaking empirical study examining patterns of crime among persistent juvenile offenders
  • Demonstrates that many apparently hardened criminals will 'grow out' of crime by the time they reach their early to mid- 20s
  • The findings have profound implications for penal policies that impose life sentences on multiple offenders

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