Matching Treatment and Offender: North Carolina, 1980-1982 (ICPSR 8515)

Published: Feb 16, 1992

Principal Investigator(s):
Mary Ellen Marsden; Thomas Orsagh

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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.

Marsden, Mary Ellen, and Orsagh, Thomas. Matching Treatment and Offender:  North Carolina, 1980-1982. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16.

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United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (81-IJ-CX-0061)

1980 -- 1982

1981 -- 1983

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.

Male inmates released from the North Carolina Prison System during the first six months of 1980.

official prison records, official law enforcement records, and official North Carolina Employment Security Commission records

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This dataset is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD), the criminal justice archive within ICPSR. NACJD is primarily sponsored by three agencies within the U.S. Department of Justice: the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.