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dc.contributor.authorTravis, Raphael ( Orcid Icon 0000-0001-5731-4869 )
dc.contributor.authorBowman, Scott ( )
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-11T14:25:20Z
dc.date.available2019-07-11T14:25:20Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationBowman, S. W., & Travis, R., Jr. (2012). Prisoner reentry and recidivism according to the formerly incarcerated and reentry service providers: A verbal behavior approach. The Behavior Analyst Today, 13(3-4), pp. 9-19.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/8287
dc.description.abstractSuccessful reintegration of formerly incarcerated individuals into communities is important because of both the personal and emotional costs to the former offender and the social and financial costs to the community and criminal justice system. Prior research examining reentry success has used structural and psychological explanations for better understanding the processes that contribute to recidivism. Using B.F. Skinner’s (1957) Theory of Verbal Behavior as a theoretical foundation, twelve focus groups totaling 128 formerly incarcerated persons and reentry service providers were conducted that explored perspectives of the current reentry system, views on recidivism, and opportunities for improvement. Results indicate that a Verbal Behavior approach enhances the understanding of reentry when examined as a metacontingency with a goal of a particular outcome. Implications for reentry intervention are discussed.en_US
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dc.format.extent11 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherAmerican Psychological Associationen_US
dc.sourceThe Behavior Analyst Today, 2012, Vol. 13, Nos. 3 & 4.
dc.subjectIncarceration
dc.subjectRecidivism
dc.subjectDevelopment
dc.subjectTheory of Verbal Behavior
dc.subjectSocial disorganization
dc.subjectReentryen_US
dc.titlePrisoner Reentry and Recidivism According to the Formerly Incarcerated and Reentry Service Providers: A Verbal Behavior Approachen_US
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txstate.documenttypeArticle
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1037/h0100726
dc.description.departmentCriminal Justice and Criminology
dc.description.departmentSocial Work


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