Detention and desistance from crime: Evaluating the influence of a new generation jail on recidivism
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Crim. Justice
Criminology & Penology
New generation jails represent a fundamental reform to the structure and management style of traditional jails. Evaluations have investigated the effects of this innovation on the internal operations of detention facilities, although no study has yet examined the potential impact of new generation designs on the postrelease criminal behavior of inmates. Using a sample of 600 inmates housed under indirect or direct supervision, the present study began to address this issue. The results suggest that the new generation model does not increase recidivism and may reduce postrelease offending in. some situations. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Journal of Criminal Justice
"Detention and desistance from crime: Evaluating the influence of a new generation jail on recidivism" (1999). Faculty Bibliography 1990s. 2539.