Post-Release Employment of Desisting Inmates

Tutkimustuotos: ArtikkelijulkaisuArtikkeliTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu

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Recent research has questioned the causal effect of employment on desistance from crime. The aim of the current study was to examine the post-release employment trajectories of Finnish inmates convicted to prison in 2004–05 (n = 1,998) who are desisting from crime, using varying criteria. While a majority of the inmates received some salary from work during the four-year follow-up, the results show that only one tenth of them were able to sustain a continued streak of employment. Instead, the proportion outside of the labour force grew with time from release. The results suggest that employment plays a limited role in the desistance processes in the current Finnish context. The potential causes for this finding are discussed, and avenues for future research are proposed.
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LehtiBritish Journal of Criminology
Vuosikerta56
Numero2
Sivut350-369
Sivumäärä20
ISSN0007-0955
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TilaJulkaistu - 2016
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä, vertaisarvioitu

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  • 513 Oikeustiede
  • 5141 Sosiologia

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Aaltonen, Mikko. / Post-Release Employment of Desisting Inmates. Julkaisussa: British Journal of Criminology. 2016 ; Vuosikerta 56, Nro 2. Sivut 350-369.
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