An Examination of the Desistance and Risk Paradigms in Correctional Service Canada Policies

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Creator: 

Stavretis, Olivia Lynn

Date: 

2020

Abstract: 

This thesis explores the concepts of desistance and risk and examines whether these aspects are present in Correctional Service Canada policies. This thesis uses thematic analysis, constructivist grounded theory and critical discourse analysis to examine four Correctional Service Canada policies: Commissioner's Directives: 705-6, 715-1, 715-2, and 715-3. Suggestions are made throughout this paper as to where and how aspects of the desistance paradigm could be further represented in these policies, while also providing a commentary on where risk paradigm aspects are present within them. This thesis concludes that the risk and desistance paradigms co-exist in Correctional Service Canada policy, which is beneficial for not only parole officers, but also for offenders.

Subject: 

Criminology and Penology

Language: 

English

Publisher: 

Carleton University

Thesis Degree Name: 

Master of Arts: 
M.A.

Thesis Degree Level: 

Master's

Thesis Degree Discipline: 

Sociology

Parent Collection: 

Theses and Dissertations

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