Understanding Desistance as a Process with Dr. Audrey Hickert

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Dr. Audrey Hickert joined the Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2019 after completing her PhD at the University of Albany (SUNY). Her research interests span post-conviction justice interventions, with a focus on understanding the mechanisms that affect life-course trajectories. In this episode, the focus of the conversation was understanding the concept of desistance. This episode heavily focuses on theories, specifically life-course theories that relate to desistance. We discussed factors that motivate, maintain, and disrupt desistance. In addition, our conversation explored the implications of new research related to desistance and reconsiderations of the criminal justice system.

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