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dc.contributor.advisorMcMullen, Mike
dc.creatorThornton, Deborah Gaye
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-11T20:09:47Z
dc.date.available2019-03-11T20:09:47Z
dc.date.created2018-12
dc.date.issued2018-12-19
dc.date.submittedDecember 2018
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10657.1/1415
dc.description.abstractThis study seeks to demonstrate the effect that institutional discrimination has on the successful reentry of ex-offenders into society. A statistical analysis of 157 survey respondents showed a positive correlation between institutional discrimination and recidivism within the first twelve months of conviction of a felony and/or release from a correctional facility. By examining the links between recidivism and employment, housing and educational discrimination as well as denied access to social services, the study finds that institutional discrimination has a devastating impact on the successful reentry of ex-offenders. This research highlights the need to examine why institutional discrimination exists and how individuals, communities, government, and society plays a distinctive role in the continuation of discrimination against ex-offenders.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dc.subject.lcshEx-convicts--Social conditions
dc.subject.lcshRecidivism
dc.titleThe effects of institutional discrimination on the successful reentry of ex-offenders
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2019-03-11T20:09:47Z
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Houston-Clear Lake
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
dc.contributor.committeeMemberArney,.Jennifer
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dc.creator.orcid0000-0003-1269-4479


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