Examining the Effects of Residential Situations and Residential Mobility on Offender Recidivism

Benjamin Steiner, Matthew D. Makarios, Lawrence F. Travis

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Abstract

Drawing from theories of social control, this study involved an examination of the time-varying effects of six different residential situations and residential mobility on offenders’ odds of recidivism during the year immediately following their release from prison. Analyses of data collected on a statewide sample of offenders released under supervision in Ohio generated results favoring a control perspective. Both residential mobility and residential situations such as living with a spouse or parent were relevant for understanding differences among offenders in their odds of recidivism. Stable characteristics of offenders such as gender and prior criminal history were also linked to recidivism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)375-401
Number of pages27
JournalCrime and Delinquency
Volume61
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 19 2015

Keywords

  • offender
  • parole
  • recidivism
  • social control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Law

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