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  • Main Title Ex-Offender Reentry: An Analysis of Current Policies and Programs


  • Author: Laird, Kaleigh B.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Chair: Trahan, Adam
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Miller, Brooke
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Craig, Jessica
    Contributor Type: Personal


  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas


  • Creation: 2017-12


  • English


  • Content Description: Recidivism rates among ex-offender populations have consistently remained high. With over 600,000 ex-offenders being released from prison each year, reducing the rate of recidivism among the ex-offender class has become a highly debated issue. Ensuring ex-offenders successfully reintegrate into the community post-incarceration may help to reduce recidivism rates. Through a qualitative thematic analysis, this study examined various policies and program that may impact recidivism rates among ex-offenders. The policies and programs reviewed in this study were categorized among six main themes which were identified in prior literature as the most crucial elements needed for successful reintegration. The findings indicate that while many policy changes have been made to positively impact ex-offender reintegration by allowing initial access to services post-release from prison, more should be done to ensure ex-offenders actually receive needed services.


  • Keyword: ex-offender
  • Keyword: reentry
  • Keyword: policy


  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD


  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT


  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights Holder: Laird, Kaleigh B.
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights Reserved.

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  • Thesis or Dissertation


  • Text


  • Accession or Local Control No: submission_872
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1062800


  • Degree Name: Master of Science
  • Degree Level: Master's
  • Academic Department: Department of Criminal Justice
  • College: College of Health and Public Service
  • Degree Discipline: Criminal Justice
  • Degree Publication Type: thesi
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas


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