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Beyond Recidivism: New Approaches to Research on Prisoner Reentry and Reintegration

Andrea Leverentz, Elsa Y. Chen, and Johnna Christian


Although there are some indicators of a recent deceleration, and even, in some states, reversal, of the recent growth of the US incarcerated populations, the past few decades of “tough-on-crime” policies have resulted in the incarceration of millions of individuals. An inevitable consequence is that most imprisoned individuals are released, reentering society. Research about prisoner reentry has advanced significantly across fields in the last decade, with improved data collection, expanded questions, and policy relevance. This volume highlights some of this work, from a multidisciplinary grou ... More

Keywords: prisoner reentry, criminal justice policy, research methods, data collection, reintegration, social and political issues

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781479862726
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479862726.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrea Leverentz, editor
University of Massachusetts Boston

Elsa Y. Chen, editor
Santa Clara University

Johnna Christian, editor
Rutgers University-Newark

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Front Matter


Andrea Leverentz, Elsa Y. Chen, and Johnna Christian

Part I Improving on Definitions and Measures of Recidivism

1 Beyond Recidivism

Elsa Y. Chen and Sophie E. Meyer

Part II Researching Reentry: Methods of Reentry Research

4 Collecting Social Network Data in Prison and during Reentry

Corey Whichard, Sara Wakefield, and Derek A. Kreager

Part III Frameworks and Conceptual Considerations

7 Prison Experiences and Identity in Women’s Life Stories

Merry Morash, Elizabeth A. Adams, Marva V. Goodson, and Jennifer E. Cobbina

Part IV Context and Consequences of Incarceration and Reentry

9 Social Support in Daily Life at Reentry

Naomi F. Sugie and Dallas Augustine

Part V The Interplay between Research and Policy

12 Running Away

Beth M. Huebner and Morgan McGuirk

14 Mercy-Oriented Reentry and Reintegration

Alexandra L. Cox and Reginald Dwayne Betts


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