This white paper will examine desistance from crime from a biosocial perspective (i.e., brain development, neuropsychological functioning, and stress system response research) to provide guidance for novel evidence-based correctional policy and practice initiatives.
Desistance from crime from a biosocial perspective relies on the inclusion of brain development, neuropsychological functioning, and stress system response research that has specific implications for human behavior. The integration of biosocial research and the application of a biosocial lens have the potential to provide a more comprehensive account of the factors that influence the desistance process. This white paper will examine desistance from crime from a biosocial perspective and provide a guide for new initiatives in evidence-based correctional policy and practice. It calls for refining assessment practices, procedures, and facilities management in correctional settings to recognize the importance of biological risk factors.
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