Jails are considered the revolving door of the criminal justice system. Millions of people enter jail each
year and millions are released, only to be rearrested and incarcerated again soon after returning to their
communities. Identify and discuss deterrent methods or methods to minimize recidivism.
Deterrent methods or methods to minimize recidivism
Recidivism is the rate at which people who have been incarcerated are re-arrested and re-incarcerated. It is a major problem in the United States, with over two-thirds of people released from prison being rearrested within three years.
There are a number of factors that contribute to recidivism, including:
- Lack of employment opportunities: People who have been incarcerated often have difficulty finding employment when they are released. This can lead to poverty and desperation, which can increase the risk of recidivism.