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January 2022    /   Parole /   Probation

The Limits of Recidivism: Measuring Success After Prison

by National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine

Examination of the strengths and limitations of current measures of recidivism, correlates of positive outcomes for people who do not return to incarceration, and measures of reentry success that go beyond the avoidance of negative outcomes (crime) and consider broader measures of success (e.g., health, family attachment, educational attainment, employment, income, and civic engagement).

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