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American prisons are not a revolving door: most releasedoffenders never return

Rhodes, William (2014) American prisons are not a revolving door: most releasedoffenders never return. LSE American Politics and Policy (17 Oct 2014). Website.

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Abstract

The dominant narrative around recidivism in America is that most released offenders go on to reoffend and return to prison. In new research, William Rhodes argues that this impression is wrong and that two out of every three released offenders never return to prison. He argues that previous estimates about recidivism have failed to take into account the overrepresentation of returnees in prisons. Accounting for this factor, he finds that only 11 percent of offenders return to prison more than once, and that the total time that offenders actually spend in prison is overestimated as well.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2014 10:07
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2020 23:11
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/60292

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