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For Whom Does Moving Matter?

David S. Kirk

in Home Free: Prisoner Reentry and Residential Change after Hurricane Katrina

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190841232
eISBN:
9780190841263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190841232.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Urban and Rural Studies

With evidence from Chapter 4 that residential relocation is associated with a lower likelihood of reincarceration, Chapter 5 examines whether the magnitude of the association is dependent upon an ... More


Residential Relocation as a Remedy to Recidivism

David S. Kirk

in Home Free: Prisoner Reentry and Residential Change after Hurricane Katrina

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190841232
eISBN:
9780190841263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190841232.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Urban and Rural Studies

Relying upon Hurricane Katrina as a natural experiment, Chapter 4 provides quantitative evidence on the extent to which residential change lessens the likelihood of criminal recidivism during the ... More


Home Free: Prisoner Reentry and Residential Change after Hurricane Katrina

David S. Kirk

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190841232
eISBN:
9780190841263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190841232.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Urban and Rural Studies

This book is about building credible science to address the challenge of criminal recidivism. It does so by drawing upon a unique natural experiment that presented an opportunity to witness an ... More


Introduction

David S. Kirk

in Home Free: Prisoner Reentry and Residential Change after Hurricane Katrina

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190841232
eISBN:
9780190841263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190841232.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Urban and Rural Studies

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to analyze why criminal recidivism rates remain persistently high and to reorient the search for solutions to recidivism by ... More


Policy Levers to Foster Residential Change and Reduce Recidivism

David S. Kirk

in Home Free: Prisoner Reentry and Residential Change after Hurricane Katrina

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190841232
eISBN:
9780190841263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190841232.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter 9 seeks to inform public policy debates about how to reduce criminal recidivism, with a particular focus on parole and housing policies. In many states, prisoners released onto parole are ... More


Epilogue: Residential Relocation Absent a Hurricane

David S. Kirk

in Home Free: Prisoner Reentry and Residential Change after Hurricane Katrina

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190841232
eISBN:
9780190841263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190841232.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Urban and Rural Studies

The Epilogue takes the policy discussion a step further, describing an experimental demonstration project that uses housing subsidies to incentivize recently released prisoners to move to new cities. ... More


The Maintenance of Desistance

David S. Kirk

in Home Free: Prisoner Reentry and Residential Change after Hurricane Katrina

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190841232
eISBN:
9780190841263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190841232.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Urban and Rural Studies

This is the first of two chapters presenting qualitative evidence for understanding why moving away from old neighborhoods can lead to desistance from crime. Chapter 6 examines the case of a former ... More


Considering Negative Cases

David S. Kirk

in Home Free: Prisoner Reentry and Residential Change after Hurricane Katrina

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190841232
eISBN:
9780190841263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190841232.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Urban and Rural Studies

While the weight of the evidence presented thus far in the book suggests that residential change is an important contributor to desistance from crime, it is not always sufficient to bring about a ... More


The Wrath of Hurricane Katrina

David S. Kirk

in Home Free: Prisoner Reentry and Residential Change after Hurricane Katrina

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190841232
eISBN:
9780190841263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190841232.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Urban and Rural Studies

The chapter describes the devastation to New Orleans and the Louisiana Gulf Coast inflicted by Hurricane Katrina. In Orleans Parish, 71.5 percent of housing units suffered some damage following ... More


People, Places, and Things

David S. Kirk

in Home Free: Prisoner Reentry and Residential Change after Hurricane Katrina

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190841232
eISBN:
9780190841263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190841232.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter 7 describes the life history of Vernon, a middle-aged Black man with a history of crack addiction and four prior imprisonments. He moved to Houston in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and has ... More


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