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The Development of Persistent Criminality$
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Joanne Savage

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195310313

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310313.001.0001

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Educational Achievement among Incarcerated Youth: Post-Release Schooling, Employment, and Crime Desistance

Educational Achievement among Incarcerated Youth: Post-Release Schooling, Employment, and Crime Desistance

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(p.250) CHAPTER 12 Educational Achievement among Incarcerated Youth: Post-Release Schooling, Employment, and Crime Desistance
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The Development of Persistent Criminality
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Thomas G. Blomberg

William D. Bales

Courtney A. Waid

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310313.003.0012

Prior research has shown a positive relationship between education, employment, and crime desistance for the general adolescent population. Notably absent from the prior literature have been studies on the relationship between youth's educational achievement while incarcerated and post-release schooling, employment, and crime desistance experiences. This chapter addresses this potential relationship in its longitudinal assessment of a cohort of just under 5,000 incarcerated youths followed up for two years following their release. It is found that higher levels of educational achievement while incarcerated are positively related to a greater likelihood of post-release return to school, employment, and crime desistance. The chapter concludes with discussion of the life-course theory and related policy implications of the findings.

Keywords:   school, crime, criminal careers, education, employment, desistance, life-course criminology, recidivism

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