Predicting Who Reoffends: The Neglected Role of Neighborhood Context in Recidivism Studies

@article{Kubrin2006PredictingWR,
  title={Predicting Who Reoffends: The Neglected Role of Neighborhood Context in Recidivism Studies},
  author={Charis E. Kubrin and Eric A. Stewart},
  journal={Urban Economics \& Regional Studies eJournal},
  year={2006}
}
Prior studies of recidivism have focused almost exclusively on individual-level characteristics of offenders and their offenses to explore the correlates of reoffending. Notably absent from these studies are measures reflecting the neighborhood contexts in which individuals live. The current research addresses this shortcoming. Using data on a sample of ex-offenders in Multnomah County, Oregon (Portland and surrounding area) in conjunction with 2000 census data, we answer two questions. First… 
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