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NCJ Number: 82265 Find in a Library
Title: Becoming Normal - Certification as a Stage in Exiting From Crime
Journal: Deviant Behavior  Volume:3  Issue:2  Dated:(January-March 1982)  Pages:137-153
Author(s): T Meisenhelder
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 17
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Certification is the final stage in exiting from a career in crime. This paper presents the major elements in the process of certification as revealed by an analysis of a set of life-history interviews.
Abstract: This look at the process of certification uncovers that, like deviance, conventionality is a social phenomenon constructing from both social action and societal reaction. (Publisher abstract)
Index Term(s): Ex-offenders; Social reintegration
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