David Kirk - University of Oxford

The Impact of Residential Change and Housing Stability on Criminal Recidivism: A Randomized Controlled Trial

    Date:  03/28/2019 (Thu)

    Time:  3:30pm- 5:00pm

    Location:  Seminar will be held on-site: Gross Hall 270

    Organizer:  Tyson Brown

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    All meetings will be held in the same location as the seminar unless otherwise noted.

    8:15am - Breakfast at the Washington Duke Inn- Angela O’Rand

   10:00am - Jessie West

   10:30am - Phil Cook

   11:00am - Emma Zang

   11:30am - Tyson Brown

   12:00pm - Lunch-Laura Bellows, Ruth Wygle

    1:30pm - Romina Tome

    2:00pm - OPEN

    2:30pm - Christina Gibson-Davis

    3:00pm - Bob Hummer

    3:30pm - Seminar Presentation (3:30pm to 5:00pm)

    Additional Comments:  More than 600,000 prisoners are released from U.S. prisons each year, and roughly one-half of these individuals are back in prison within just three years. A likely contributor to the vicious cycle of recidivism is the fact that many released prisoners return home to the same environment with the same criminal opportunities and criminal peers that proved so detrimental to their behavior prior to incarceration. In this seminar, Kirk will describe an experimental housing mobility program for recently released prisoners, called The Maryland Opportunities through Vouchers Experiment (MOVE), which he designed to test whether residential relocation far away from former neighborhoods can yield reductions in the likelihood of recidivism.