News: National Institute of Justice presents “Pathways to Desistance From Crime Among Juveniles and Adults: Application to Criminal Justice Policy and Practice.” Although most adults who engage in criminal behavior also offended during adolescence, most juveniles who commit crime do not persist in crime in adulthood. 

This white paper describes the known correlates of desistance from crime as well as the features associated with continued involvement in crime. It examines the implications for criminal justice interventions and agencies — including law enforcement, courts, supervision, correctional facilities, and reintegration efforts — and offers nine key recommendations on desistance-promoting criminal justice policy and practice.


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