Here Fergus McNeill discusses research he's been working on with Beth Weaver about desistance. The bulk of the clip focuses on a chapter they co-authored entitled 'Traveling Hopefully: Desistance Research and Probation Practice' where the metaphor of a journey is used to depict the process of desistance (sccjr.ac.uk/pubs/Travelling-Hopefully--Desistance-Research-and-Probation-Practice/243). Fergus also refers to a co-authored literature review, called 'Changing Lives?: Desistance Research and Offender Management' which explores desistance from crime and the purposes of offender management (sccjr.ac.uk/pubs/Changing-Lives-Desistance-Research-and-Offender-Management/255). You may also be interested to read the text of a recent talk by Fergus about desistance presented to the National Offender Management Service Conference in March 2010 (sccjr.ac.uk/news/Fergus-McNeills-recent-presentation-about-Changing-Lives-is-available-to-download/473).