Inmates‘ perceptions, recidivism, and theories of crime

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Doba řešení: 1. března 2020 - 28. února 2022
Řešitel: Ing. Jan Vávra
Pracoviště: Národohospodářská fakulta
Katedra ekonomie (5060)

Samostatný řešitel
Poskytovatel: Ministerstvo školství, mládeže a tělovýchovy
program: Interní grantová agentura VŠE
Celkový rozpočet: 506 470 Kč
Registrační číslo F5/44/2020
Číslo zakázky: IG506050
Crime and recidivism impose large and preventable costs on the society. Reintegration of released inmates to the society is problematic because due to their stigma they suffer from a consistent mistreatment. An important but forgotten step on the way to tackle recidivism is an investigation of the validity of the underlying theories of recidivism because they bring different policy implications. We propose a survey/lab-in-the-field experiment which will assess their relative explanatory power and will allow us to observe how inmates’ perceptions change over time and how they predict future behavior. We will assess the Becker's theory of rational criminal, counter-culture identity formation, procedural justice, and over-optimism. We plan to visit the prisons twice and re-test participants after one year.

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