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Life after Life Imprisonment$
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Catherine Appleton

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199582716

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582716.001.0001

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(p.xxiv) (p.1) Introduction
Life after Life Imprisonment

Catherine A Appleton

Oxford University Press

This book explores ‘life after life imprisonment’ for the first cohort of discretionary life-sentenced prisoners who were released into the community following these significant changes to the life sentence system. It also examines the process of resettlement and desistance for the original subjects of the Parole Board study and investigates the challenges they present to practitioners tasked with their supervision in the community.

Keywords:   life imprisonment, life-sentenced prisoners, life sentence system, resettlement, desistance, Parole Board

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