Examining the predictors of recidivism among men and women released from prison in Ohio

Matthew Makarios, Benjamin Steiner, Lawrence F. Travis

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Abstract

Deficits in education, employment, and housing as well as the lack of treatment programs pose significant barriers to the successful reentry of inmates released from prison. This research uses a representative sample of inmates released from Ohio prisons to examine the extent to which these factors are associated with recidivism. Furthermore, building on prior research, it examines potential differences in these predictors by gender. The findings provide support for Petersilia's suggestions and indicate that employment, housing, and the completion of some forms of treatment are negatively associated with multiple measures of recidivism. Also, no gender differences in the predictors examined here are detected, suggesting that the factors likely behave in a gender-neutral manner.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1377-1391
Number of pages15
JournalCriminal Justice and Behavior
Volume37
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010

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Keywords

  • gender
  • parole
  • recidivism
  • reentry

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Examining the predictors of recidivism among men and women released from prison in Ohio. / Makarios, Matthew; Steiner, Benjamin; Travis, Lawrence F.

In: Criminal Justice and Behavior, Vol. 37, No. 12, 01.12.2010, p. 1377-1391.

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