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Influence of Social Bonds on Recidivism

Title: The Influence of Social Bonds on Recidivism: A Study of Texas Male Prisoners.
Name(s): Tripodi, Stephen, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2010
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The present study examines the influence of social bonds on recidivism for a random sample of 250 male offenders released from Texas prisons since 2001. Recidivism is a continuous variable, in which the researcher measured months between release from prison and reincarceration. Based on life-course theory, the researcher hypothesized that offenders released from prison who become employed or were married would have lower hazard ratios than offenders who were not employed or married. Results from survival analyses indicate recidivists who obtained employment upon release had longer crime-free periods before recidivating than recidivists who did not obtain employment. This is potentially important when considering desistance from crime as a process, since the offenders exhibited initial motivation, commitment, and behavioral change.
Identifier: FSU_migr_csw_faculty_publications-0013 (IID), 10.1080/15564886.2010.509660 (DOI)
Keywords: criminal recidivism, life-course theory, social bonds, survival analysis
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Citation: Tripodi, S. J. (2010). The influence of social bonds on recidivism: A study of Texas male prisoners. Victims and Offenders, 5, 354-370.
Subject(s): Social sciences
Social service
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: College of Social Work Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Victims and Offenders.
Issue: 4, 5

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Tripodi, S. (2010). The Influence of Social Bonds on Recidivism: A Study of Texas Male Prisoners. Victims And Offenders. Retrieved from