Source: (2004) In, Shadd Maruna and Russ Immarigeon, eds, After Crime and Punishment: Pathways to Offender Reintegration. Devon, UK and Portland Oregon: Willan Publishing. Pp. 3-26.After providing an overview of the theory and practice of ex-offender reintegration to date in the United States and the United Kingdom, this chapter outlines the content of the papers in this book, the first edited collection of original essays on the topic of desistance from crime, which the editors anticipate will be the basis for a theory-driven approach to ex-offender reintegration. Abstract courtesy of the National Criminal Justice Reference Service, www.ncjrs.org.