Prisoner Reentry and Crime in America / Edition 1

Prisoner Reentry and Crime in America / Edition 1

by Jeremy Travis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521613868

ISBN-13: 9780521613866

Pub. Date: 08/01/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Prisoner Reentry and Crime in America is intended to shed light on a critical question that fuels the public's concern about the large number of returning prisoners, shapes the policies of elected officials, and remains largely unaddressed in the research literature: What are the public safety consequences of the fourfold increase in the number of individuals entering…  See more details below

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Prisoner Reentry and Crime in America is intended to shed light on a critical question that fuels the public's concern about the large number of returning prisoners, shapes the policies of elected officials, and remains largely unaddressed in the research literature: What are the public safety consequences of the fourfold increase in the number of individuals entering and leaving the nation's prisons each year? Many have speculated about the nexus between prisoner reentry and public safety. Journalistic accounts of the reentry phenomenon have painted a picture of a tidal wave of hardened criminals coming back home to resume their destructive lifestyles. Law enforcement officials have attributed increases in violence in their communities to the influx of returning prisoners. Politicians have recommended policies that keep former prisoners out of high-crime neighborhoods in the belief that crime would be reduced. The chapters in this book address these issues and suggest policies that will keep released prisoners from committing new crimes.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521613866
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/01/2005
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Criminology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction : viewing public safety through the reentry lens1
2From cell to society : who is returning home?15
3Reentry as a transient state between liberty and recommitment50
4The contribution of ex-prisoners to crime rates80
5Does supervision matter?105
6The impact of imprisonment on the desistance process139
7Communities and reentry : concentrated reentry cycling179
8Work and family perspectives on reentry209
9Considering the policy implications244

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