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Creating Entrepreneurs: Combating Recidivism in the United States Through Entrepreneurial Reentry Programs

Author/​Artist:
Sheaffer, William [Browse]
Format:
Senior thesis
Language:
English
Advisor(s):
Fernández-Kelly, Patricia [Browse]
Department:
Princeton University. Department of Sociology [Browse]
Class year:
2013
Description:
77 pages
Restrictions note:
Walk-in Access. This thesis can only be viewed on computer terminals at the Mudd Manuscript Library.
Summary note:
This paper surveys prisoner reentry programs in the United States correctional system: those that fail and those that succeed in reducing recidivism. I provide an extensive review of contemporary literature on the subjects of recidivism, financial costs of prisons, reentry, and the United States’ system of mass incarceration. Finally, I posit a detailed speculative reentry plan based in available information and best practices.