Ouderschap. Zowel een stuwende kracht als een stoorzender in het desistanceproces van delinquenten.
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of parenthood on the desistance process of offenders. Previous studies have shown the contradictory effects of parenthood on the process of desistance. Data for this research were obtained with the help of a meta-analysis based on systematic reviews. First this thesis presents the influential theories related to desistance. In a second stage the findings of previous and important studies are written down. Finally, the results of this study are displayed. These results affirm the findings of previous research. Parenthood has various effect on the desistance process of offenders. The effects depend on several things, ranging from the gender of the offender to the type of crimes the offender has committed. The author recommends further research in this field. There is a lack of data in Belgium related to this subject. Therefore, the author aims to investigate the effects of parenthood on the desistance process of offenders, who live in Belgium, through interviews.
Key words: desistance, parenthood, dynamic theories, turning points
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