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Life after Life Imprisonment

Catherine Appleton

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780199582716
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191702341 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582716.001.0001

Series: Clarendon Studies in Criminology

Life after Life Imprisonment

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This book explores one of the most contentious and sensitive topics in criminal justice: the release and resettlement of life-sentenced offenders. The book provides an 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 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 examines the process of recall for life-sentenced prisoners and explores key factors associated with failure in the community. The book offers an insight into how societies respond to serious crimes and identifies important elements of successful reintegration for released life-sentenced offenders.

Keywords: criminal justice; release; resettlement; life-sentenced offenders; legal developments; recall

Book.  280 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Criminal Law

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Introduction in Life after Life Imprisonment

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Investigating Life after Life Imprisonment in Life after Life Imprisonment

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Conclusions in Life after Life Imprisonment

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