Lecture 1 - Lecture 1 (Week 1 Monday) January 7, 2008 What...

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Lecture 1 (Week 1 Monday) January 7, 2008 What do we know about current and former inmates? - True or False: The typical inmate is a loner with no family and few friends. o False: Although some inmates fit the stereotype of the “social misfit,” most have significant social relationships unrelated to crime both prior to arrest and during imprisonment. - True or False: Child molesters and rapists have the highest recidivism rates of all felons. o False: Most studies estimate the recidivism rate for sex offenders to be 20-30% compared to about 63% for non-sex offenders. - True or False: The majority of prison inmates are also parents o True: 65% of federal prison inmates and 53% of state prison inmates are parents to about 3% of America’s children. (2.3 million children) - True or False: Most prison inmates have a mental illness or learning disability. o False: 12% of current inmates report having a mental illness and 11% report having a learning disability. -
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course CRM LAW SC 100 taught by Professor Wakefield during the Winter '08 term at UC Irvine.

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Lecture 1 - Lecture 1 (Week 1 Monday) January 7, 2008 What...

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