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Citation

Breetzke GD, Polaschek DLL, Curtis-Ham S. Appl. Geogr. 2019; 102: 20-27.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2019, Elsevier Publishing)

DOI

10.1016/j.apgeog.2018.11.002

PMID

unavailable

Abstract

The neighbourhood contexts in which former offenders live following their release from prison has been relatively neglected in recidivism studies. Moreover, the relationship between neighbourhood-level crime and parolee recidivism has received little scholarly attention. This oversight is of concern since high-crime neighbourhoods may influence newly-released prisoners' ability to assimilate and reintegrate effectively within society. In this study, we examine whether neighbourhood-level crime across four different categories (dishonesty, violence, property damage, and drugs and anti-social) predicts individual-level short-term recidivism. Using data from 280 high-risk male parolees returning to neighbourhoods throughout New Zealand between 2010 and 2013 we examine whether neighbourhood-level crime is associated with their reconviction.

RESULTS showed no significant associations between crime and short-term recidivism after controlling for various potential individual- and neighbourhood-level confounds. We contrast the surprising results of the research with the predominantly US-centric recidivism literature, and identify and discuss possible explanations for our non-significant findings.


Language: en

Keywords

Crime; Neighbourhood effects; New Zealand; Parole; Recidivism

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