Read about this original approach to community corrections that directly builds the performance goal of recidivism reduction into contracts with privately operated halfway houses, providing financial incentives for recidivism reduction and penalties for increases in recidivism. The use of contractual recidivism performance targets helps to reduce recidivism by making community corrections facilities more accountable for public safety outcomes.
About Kiminori Nakamura
Kiminori Nakamura is an assistant professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland. His research focuses on corrections and reentry, and life-course and criminal-career issues, including redemption and desistance. He received his Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College in 2010.