Drawing from theories of social control, this study examined the time-varying effects of six different residential situations and residential mobility on offenders' odds of recidivism during the year immediately following their release from prison.
Analyses of data collected on a statewide sample of offenders released under supervision in Ohio generated results favoring a control perspective. Both residential mobility and residential situations such as living with a spouse or parent were relevant for understanding differences among offenders in their odds of recidivism. Stable characteristics of offenders such as gender and prior criminal history were also linked to recidivism. (Publisher abstract modified)