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Chiricos, T., Barrick, K., Bales, W., & Bontrager, S. (2007). The labeling of convicted felons and its consequences for recidivism. Criminology, 45(3), 547-581. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/61657852?accountid=13360

The authors in this study apply labeling theory to the study of convicted felons. The main research question they ask is whether labeling of convicted felons has an effect on subsequent recidivism. They also ask whether subsequent recidivism of convicted felons may be affected by either adjudication or the withholding of it. Then they examine whether any of the characteristics such as sex, race, prior record, and the characteristics of the county to which the sentenced defendants return may have any effect on labeling effects on recidivism. The authors discuss recent theory and research and use…. [read more]

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