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Former prisoners’ housing placement can have a huge impact on whether or not they are re-arrested

Clark, Valerie (2014) Former prisoners’ housing placement can have a huge impact on whether or not they are re-arrested. LSE American Politics and Policy (10 Dec 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

With releases from federal and state prisons on the rise, one aim of prison policy is to reduce the likelihood that former prisoners will reoffend, and then return to prison once again. In new research, Valerie Clark finds that where parolees are released is very important in determining whether or not they will be re-arrested. She writes that prisoners released to work release centers have the lowest re-arrest rate, and those to emergency shelters or onto the street, the highest. She argues that when deciding on the housing environment that former prisoners should be released to, case managers and corrections staff should take into account factors such as neighborhood disadvantage (which can increase the risk of recidivism), and individual prisoners’ characteristics.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2015 09:54
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2015 09:54
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/60691

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