Accumulated Uneasiness - A Pathway towards Desistance among Delinquent Youth

Zdun S (2018)
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CRIME CRIMINAL LAW AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE 26(1): 40-61.

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Abstract / Bemerkung
Despite the wealth of knowledge in desistance research on the meaning of growing discontent with one's life situation and a perceived necessity of distancing oneself from a negative past, there is a research gap in explaining cases in which individuals mainly change for their own sake. This paper introduces the concept of accumulated uneasiness which adds to the reconstruction of plausible pathways towards desistance from delinquency. Twenty-nine qualitative interviews of young adults were analyzed. The findings suggest that delinquency and other immature behavior might lose their meaning in young adulthood due to internalized values and norms; a process which is intensified by and started due to an increasing feeling of accumulated uneasiness. The findings contribute to the discussion why desistance occurs at certain points in life and how internal and external motivation is interrelated in such processes.
Stichworte
desistance; juvenile delinquency; identity; maturity
Erscheinungsjahr
2018
Zeitschriftentitel
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CRIME CRIMINAL LAW AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Band
26
Ausgabe
1
Seite(n)
40-61
ISSN
0928-9569
eISSN
1571-8174
Page URI
https://pub.uni-bielefeld.de/record/2917738

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Zdun S. Accumulated Uneasiness - A Pathway towards Desistance among Delinquent Youth. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CRIME CRIMINAL LAW AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE. 2018;26(1):40-61.
Zdun, S. (2018). Accumulated Uneasiness - A Pathway towards Desistance among Delinquent Youth. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CRIME CRIMINAL LAW AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 26(1), 40-61. doi:10.1163/15718174-02601003
Zdun, S. (2018). Accumulated Uneasiness - A Pathway towards Desistance among Delinquent Youth. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CRIME CRIMINAL LAW AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE 26, 40-61.
Zdun, S., 2018. Accumulated Uneasiness - A Pathway towards Desistance among Delinquent Youth. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CRIME CRIMINAL LAW AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 26(1), p 40-61.
S. Zdun, “Accumulated Uneasiness - A Pathway towards Desistance among Delinquent Youth”, EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CRIME CRIMINAL LAW AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE, vol. 26, 2018, pp. 40-61.
Zdun, S.: Accumulated Uneasiness - A Pathway towards Desistance among Delinquent Youth. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CRIME CRIMINAL LAW AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE. 26, 40-61 (2018).
Zdun, Steffen. “Accumulated Uneasiness - A Pathway towards Desistance among Delinquent Youth”. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CRIME CRIMINAL LAW AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE 26.1 (2018): 40-61.