In this chapter we draw upon a range of qualitative studies of youth transitions in contexts of social exclusion and multiple deprivation in order, ﬁ rst, to see what they tell us about criminal careers amongst young men in these contexts and, second, to reﬂ ect critically upon and add to contemporary criminological theory about criminal careers, particularly in respect of desistance.
|Title of host publication||Escape Routes|
|Subtitle of host publication||Contemporary Perspectives on Life after Punishment|
|Editors||Stephen Farrall, Richard Sparks, Shadd Maruna, Mike Hough|
|Publisher||Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group|
|Number of pages||24|
|ISBN (Print)||9780415550345, 9780415628679|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2010|