Researchers at the New York City Criminal Justice Agency, Inc studied why offenders are re-arrested after serving time. They found that offenders with prior criminal justice involvement are more likely to recidivate than offenders without involvement.
They also found that serving jail or prison time did not deter them from committing more crimes. More than one fourth of the total re-arrests were for violent felony offense, suggesting that some of these offenders presented a serious threat to the safety of the community after their release.
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