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NCJ Number: 81741 Find in a Library
Title: Employing White-Collar Ex-Offenders - A Five Year Criminological Follow-Up
Journal: British Journal of Social Work  Volume:11  Issue:1  Dated:(1981)  Pages:77-87
Author(s): K Soothill
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: Social Sciences Research Council
Ottawa, ON K1P 6G4, Canada
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: The study describes a 5-year criminological followup of a series of white-collar offenders who started work as the result of placement efforts by a specialist employment agency.
Abstract: At the end of the 5 years, 22 percent were reconvicted, but there were considerable differences between subcategories. Ex-offenders who stayed at the arranged job for a substantial length of time (over 1 year) seemed to do particularly well. Furthermore, those ex-offenders for whom a considerable placing effort was required seemed to respond in a dramatic manner with an explicit avoidance of subsequent reconvictions over the 5 years. The findings justify continued efforts to place ex-offenders in suitable jobs with the hope of forestalling renewed criminal involvement. Tabular data and nine references are given. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Ex-offender employment; Follow-up contacts; Recidivism; White collar crime
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