Cox Proportional Model Of Recidivism In Jail

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Recidivism is rapidly becoming more popular in this world. Recidivism is the “tendency to relapse back into criminal behavior and ultimately end up back in jail upon already being released” (Recidivism). The pattern in recidivism is that these males that commit lesser crimes are not getting the help they need inside the jails and then end up back into jail. Being in jail is a hard thing depending on the person, but breaking the law is why they ended up in jail and now they have to pay they consequences. Thus being said being productive and getting help to try to better themselves inside will make it a lot easier for them to adjust to living on their own again. Inmates that have been in jail for a minimal crime such as property damage …show more content…

Living with or having a friend who is still doing criminal activity would not benefit because chances are they will just end up going right back to the way things were. The only person that can make those decisions are the inmates though. If the inmate wants badly enough to not return and try to better their life, then they should cut off all ties with people with bad influences around them. Having visiting hours will make them feel like they mean something to someone and that someone does care about them. The Cox proportional model has shown that “urban residence, childhood and recent abuses, living with a criminal partner, selling drugs, stress, depression, fearfulness, and suicidal thoughts are stronger positive predictors of recidivism and also criminal peer associations, carrying weapons, alcohol abuse, and aggressive feelings” (Benda 325). Physical factors as well as emotional factors play a role in returning. When inside jail these inmates should see a therapist or a doctor a few times a week to talk about problems and how they are going to change when they return back to their regular …show more content…

“Reducing recidivism requires using effective performance-based strategies and targeted interventions based on the offender’s individual risk/need assessments” (Lampert 43). Another big thing to reduce it would to see a therapist occasionally and talk about how they feel and if or if not that they want to leave jail and never come back or if they see themselves returning. There has to be a lot of strategies and willingness to work with these inmates. “What underlies these findings about weak program efficacy is not a consistent lack of impact of probation on recidivism, but rather great variability in outcomes depending on the type of probation program” (Schutt 32). The problem with probation is that these inmates get the freedom they want right after being in jail and then they abuse this privilege, don’t check in and end up back in

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