RELEASEDProject reference: 299875
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Re-offending over the Life Course: A Study on Homicide Offender Recidivism
Total cost:EUR 220 018,51
EU contribution:EUR 220 018,51
Topic(s):FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IOF - Marie Curie Action: "International Outgoing Fellowships for Career Development"
Call for proposal:FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IOFSee other projects for this call
Funding scheme:MC-IOF - International Outgoing Fellowships (IOF)
One of the most intriguing questions in life course criminology is why some offenders reoffend after imprisonment, and others do not. This specifically accounts for homicide offenders. In spite of the societal impact, it remains unknown how homicide offenders fare before the offense, after imprisonment and upon return to the community, and how future (violent and nonviolent) crime among this group might be prevented. This project assesses the influence of criminal past, length of imprisonment, and key life events on recidivism patterns of homicide offenders in the United States and the Netherlands. We envision that the proposed research leads to a new model through which future offending can be understood. The data derived will likely present targets for the prevention of reoffending. Moreover, this project will catalyze collaboration between the Department of Criminology and Penology at Leiden University and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
EU contribution: EUR 220 018,51
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