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Introduction

Edward Rohs and Judith Estrine

in Raised by the Church: Growing up in New York City's Catholic Orphanages

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823240227
eISBN:
9780823240265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240227.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter is an overview of the world of the Catholic orphanage system into which Ed Rohs was placed. It opens with a comparison between the fantasies of Hollywood's orphans and the reality of ... More


Youth Leaving Foster Care: A Developmental, Relationship-Based Approach to Practice

Wendy B. Smith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195375596
eISBN:
9780199893355
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375596.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

The challenges faced by youth who turn eighteen and “age out” of the foster care system began to receive greater public and research attention in the 1980s. Increased funding and services in the ... More


Understanding Desistance

Marieke Liem

in After Life Imprisonment: Reentry in the Era of Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479806928
eISBN:
9781479860746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479806928.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter draws from two predominant criminological theories that have been used to explain desistance from crime: Life-course theories and theories of cognitive transformation. Particular ... More


Muslim Virgin Wanted: In Search of Reasons to Quit Dealing

Sandra M. Bucerius

in Unwanted: Muslim Immigrants, Dignity and Drug Dealing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199856473
eISBN:
9780199398133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856473.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Race and Ethnicity

The question of whether criminals age out of crime or whether certain life events, like the birth of a child or a wedding, trigger them to quit is a longstanding debate within criminology. This ... More


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