THE EFFECT OF IMPRISONMENT ON RECIDIVISM RATES OF FELONY OFFENDERS: A FOCUS ON DRUG OFFENDERS* CASSIA SPOHN DAVID HOLLERAN

THE EFFECT OF IMPRISONMENT ON RECIDIVISM RATES OF FELONY OFFENDERS: A FOCUS ON DRUG OFFENDERS* CASSIA SPOHN DAVID HOLLERAN use the above listed article to write and discuss. Guidelines for article presentation When you read and present your articles, please focus on the following aspects of the articles: 1.) What is the authors’ research question(s)? In other words, what is the question(s) that the authors try to answer through their research? 2.) Why bother do the research? That is, the justification for doing this research. 3.) What are the authors’ unique contributions to existing literature? 4.) The background of this research, e.g., theories they are using. 5.) What type of methods did the authors use in conducting their research? Briefly describe the methods. 6.) What are the major concepts that the authors are interested in? 7.) How did the authors measure these concepts? Do they measure the concepts well? 8.) What are the authors’ major findings? 9.) What are the major implications of these findings for public policy? 10.) There is no perfect research. As an informed consumer of empirical research, what comments (critique) you will give to the authors on the methodology they use in their research?