Strengths-Based Approaches to Crime and Substance Use: From Drugs and Crime to Desistance and Recovery (Paperback)

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Strengths-Based Approaches to Crime and Substance Use: From Drugs and Crime to Desistance and Recovery (Paperback)

By David Best (Editor), Charlotte Colman (Editor)

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Although there is a strong and growing literature in the two areas of desistance and addiction recovery, they have developed along parallel pathways with little systematic assessment of the empirical evidence about the co-occurrence of the relationship or how one area can learn from the other. This book aims to fill that gap by bringing together emerging literature on the relationship between offending and substance use.

Instead of focusing on the active period of its onset and persistence, this book examines the mechanisms that support desistance, addiction recovery, and the common themes of reintegration and rehabilitation. With contributions from a wide range of international experts in the fields of desistance and addiction recovery, the book focuses on a strengths-based, relational and community-focused approach to long-term change in offending and drug-using populations, as well as the shared barriers to effective reintegration for both.

This book will be highly informative for a wide audience, from academics and students interested in studying desistance and recovery to those working in addiction services and the criminal justice system as well as policy makers and the people undertaking their own journeys to desistance and recovery.

David Best is Professor of Criminology at Sheffield Hallam University and an Honorary Professor in the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) at The Australian National University. He leads research into pathways to recovery and desistance in community and prisons settings. He is the author of five books and almost 200 peer-reviewed papers generally in the areas of recovery and rehabilitation, and he is the lead on a number of international research projects in this area. Charlotte Colman is a professor in Criminology at the Department of Criminology, Criminal Law and Social Law at Ghent University. She has been involved in several international, EU and national research projects in the area of drug policy, recovery and desistance, alternatives to punishment or conviction, drug-related crime and drug supply markets.
Product Details ISBN: 9781138288744
ISBN-10: 1138288748
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: October 9th, 2019
Pages: 310
Language: English