Marsden, Mary Ellen;
These data were gathered in order to evaluate the
implications of rational choice theory for offender rehabilitation. The
hypothesis of the research was that income-enhancing prison
rehabilitation programs are most effective for the economically
motivated offender. The offender was characterized by demographic and
socio-economic characteristics, criminal history and behavior, and work
activities during incarceration. Information was also collected on type
of release and post-release recidivistic and labor market measures.
Recividism was measured by arrests, convictions, and reincarcerations,
length of time until first arrest after release, and seriousness of
offense leading to reincarceration.
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Marsden, Mary Ellen, and Thomas Orsagh. MATCHING TREATMENT AND OFFENDER: NORTH CAROLINA, 1980-1982. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, Dept. of Economics [producer], 1983. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1986. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08515.v1
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08515.v1
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This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (81-IJ-CX-0061)
Scope of Study
Males who had been in prison at least six months, who had
not been out of prison for significant periods of time during their
recent incarcerations, and who had been released in North Carolina.
official prison records, official law enforcement
records, and official North Carolina Employment Security Commission
Original ICPSR Release: 1986-08-18
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