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Prisoner reentry and the reproduction of legal cynicism

Abstract:

More than 600,000 prisoners are released from incarceration each year in the United States, and most end up returning to metropolitan areas, concentrated in resource-deprived neighborhoods. To the extent that convicted criminals are distrustful of the criminal justice system, the funneling of massive numbers of former prisoners back into select neighborhoods likely facilitates the reproduction of legal cynicism in those areas. Accordingly, this study tests the effect of prisoner reentry on th...

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Publication status:
Accepted
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Sociology
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Social Problems Journal website
Publication date:
2015
EISSN:
1533-8533
ISSN:
0037-7791
URN:
uuid:b5b24816-c1c9-4687-b1c9-f47b7cdd613d
Source identifiers:
577787
Local pid:
pubs:577787

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