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The Characteristics of Prisoners Returning Home and Effective Reentry Programs and Policies

Christy A. Visher and Jeremy Travis

in The Oxford Handbook of Sentencing and Corrections

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780199730148
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199730148.013.0028

Series: Oxford Handbooks

The Characteristics of Prisoners Returning Home and Effective Reentry Programs and Policies

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This article reports that rehabilitation for prisoners is still not dead. It reveals that prisoner reentry programs have been implemented nationwide for the past ten years, and that current knowledge on prisoner reentry is strong enough to determine the principles of effective programs. This article also suggests that future research in this field should focus on interdisciplinary and longitudinal studies of prisoner reintegration that uses multiple outcome measures, in order to be able to understand the complete effects of current social policies.

Keywords: rehabilitation; prisoner reentry programs; principles of effective programs; prisoner reintegration; multiple outcome measures; social policies

Article.  8680 words. 

Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice ; Corrections ; Prisons and Jails

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