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. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08515.v1
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United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (81-IJ-CX-0061)