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Making Good: How Ex-Convicts Reform and Rebuild Their Lives


Making Good: How Ex-Convicts Reform and Rebuild Their Lives

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    Available in PDF Format | Making Good: How Ex-Convicts Reform and Rebuild Their Lives.pdf | English
    Shadd Maruna(Author)
Can hardened criminals really reform? "Making Good" provides resounding proof that the answer is yes. This book provides a fascinating narrative analysis of the lives of repeat offenders who, by all statistical measures, should have continued on the criminal path but instead have created lives of productivity and purpose. This examination of the phenomenology of "making good" includes an encyclopedic review of the literature on personal reform as well as a practical guide to the use of narratives in offender counseling and rehabilitation.The author's research shows that criminals who desist from crime have constructed powerful narratives that aided them in making sense of their pasts, finding fulfillment in productive behaviors, and feeling in control of their future. Borrowing from the field of narrative psychology, Maruna argues that to truly understand offenders, we must understand the stories that they tell - and that in turn this story-making process has the capacity to transform lives. "Making Good" challenges some of the cherished assumptions of various therapy models for offenders and supports new paradigms for offender rehabilitation. This groundbreaking book is a must read for criminologists, forensic psychologists, lawyers, rehabilitation counselors, or anyone interested in the generative process of change.
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Book details

  • PDF | 211 pages
  • Shadd Maruna(Author)
  • American Psychological Assoc (1 Jan. 2001)
  • English
  • 8
  • Society, Politics & Philosophy

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  • By longhornmoth on 18 April 2017

    great read but specialist

  • By Jo Cursley on 9 August 2014

    Brilliant- very useful for my thesis. Readable and cogently argued.

  • By B Simon on 2 February 2015

    Excellent. I am happy with the purchase and the item.

  • By Nelson on 24 March 2013

    I am just starting this book and I hope that it will give me some guidance on accreditation of progress for offenders

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