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We are still largely in the dark as to whether incarceration reduces recidivism.

We are still largely in the dark as to whether incarceration reduces recidivism.

USAPP - LSE
One of the aims of prison is to reduce recidivism. Daniel P. Mears, Joshua C. Cochran, and Francis T. Cullen find, however, that research tells us little about the effects of prison on offending. They argue that if we want more effective punishment policy, we need better research on the conditions under which incarceration reduces recidivism or achieves other goals.