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Variation in the incarceration length-recidivism dose–response relationship


  • Rydberg, Jason
  • Clark, Kyleigh


This research seeks to examine whether the dose–response relationship between incarceration length and recidivism varies across different conviction offense categories and measures of parole failure.

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  • Rydberg, Jason & Clark, Kyleigh, 2016. "Variation in the incarceration length-recidivism dose–response relationship," Journal of Criminal Justice, Elsevier, vol. 46(C), pages 118-128.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jcjust:v:46:y:2016:i:c:p:118-128
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2016.04.002

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