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IMPACT OF FELON DISENFRANCHISEMENT ON RECIDIVISM

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dc.contributor.advisor Harms, Joshua
dc.contributor.author Haslett, Allison Ela
dc.date.accessioned 2021-07-16T01:04:10Z
dc.date.available 2021-07-16T01:04:10Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.uri https://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/handle/mtsu/6474
dc.description.abstract Recidivism is costly for both individuals and society as a whole. While there are multiple causes for recidivism, one area that has not been adequately explored is felon disenfranchisement. To expand the scope of this study, recidivism will be measured by using rearrest, reconviction, and reincarceration data. Before analysis, the practice of felon disenfranchisement is explored in historical and modern-day contexts. Additionally, the practice is analyzed in light of criminological theories such as labelling theory and the theory of reintegrative shaming. Building upon two principal studies, this research seeks to help expand knowledge on the relationship between felon disenfranchisement provisions—that result in a lack of civic engagement—and recidivism rates in specific states. It is hypothesized that recidivism rates are higher in states with strict felon disenfranchisement laws. Therefore, there is potential for policy changes ensuring the enfranchisement of a presently marginalized group. However, the results of the study were not statistically significant, revealing that strict felon disenfranchisement provisions do not have a direct impact on recidivism rates.
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University
dc.source.uri http://dissertations.umi.com/mtsu:11475
dc.subject Criminology
dc.title IMPACT OF FELON DISENFRANCHISEMENT ON RECIDIVISM
dc.date.updated 2021-07-16T01:04:10Z
dc.language.rfc3066 en
dc.contributor.committeemember Wright, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.committeemember Franklin, Sekou
dc.thesis.degreelevel masters
dc.description.degree M.A.


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