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dc.contributor.advisorDunaway, R. Gregory
dc.contributor.authorCook, Amanda Paige
dc.date2015
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-21T22:48:12Z
dc.date.available2020-07-21T22:48:12Z
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11668/18241
dc.description.abstractUsing data collected at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility, this research aimed to examine factors that affect the likelihood of re-offending by testing two models: a specific deterrence model and a proposed comparable capital model. Specifically, this research aimed to examine how economic, cultural, and social capital in the community, as well as in prison, affect self-reported likelihood of re-offending upon release, and to examine if these indicators are better suited for explaining offending as compared to those included in a deterrence model. By examining these effects, it was discovered that traditional deterrence and capital indicators alone do not provide a sufficient explanation of likelihood of re-offending. The proposed Capital and Punishment Model of Re-offending may provide a better way of conceptualizing offenders’ likelihood of re-offending upon release because it considers the effects of community and prison capital, while paying special attention to the effects of prior punishment.
dc.publisherMississippi State University
dc.subject.otherpositive punishment effect
dc.subject.otherprison capital
dc.subject.othermass incarceration
dc.subject.otherdeterrence theory
dc.subject.otherrecidivism
dc.titleCapital And Punishment: Examining Prison's Revolving Door
dc.typeDissertation
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Sociology
dc.publisher.collegeCollege of Arts & Sciences
dc.date.authorbirth1981
dc.subject.degreeDoctor of Philosophy
dc.contributor.committeeMay, David C.
dc.contributor.committeeRader, Nicole E.
dc.contributor.committeeHaynes, Stacy H.


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