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Investigating Life after Life Imprisonment

Catherine A Appleton

in Life after Life Imprisonment

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780199582716
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191702341 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582716.003.0003

Series: Clarendon Studies in Criminology

Investigating Life after Life Imprisonment

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This chapter investigates ‘life after life imprisonment’ among a cohort of released discretionary life-sentenced prisoners and discusses the methodological and ethical issues arising from it. It also explores a number of ethical issues associated with studying the process of resettlement and desistance, examines the methods employed for both qualitative and quantitative analysis, and highlights some of the demographic and social characteristics of the cohort of released discretionary life-sentenced offenders.

Keywords: life imprisonment; discretionary life-sentenced prisoners; resettlement; desistance; social characteristics

Chapter.  11936 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Criminal Law

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