Principal Investigator(s): Marsden, Mary Ellen; Orsagh, Thomas
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. doi:10.3886/ICPSR08515.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08515.v1
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
Date of Collection:
Universe: Male inmates released from the North Carolina Prison System during the first six months of 1980.
Data Types: survey data
Sample: 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 records
Original ICPSR Release: 1986-08-18
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