Professor of Criminal Justice, University of Missouri-St. Louis
- Men are significantly more likely to fail on parole and recidivate more quickly than women.
- For men and women, prior criminal convictions, nature of current conviction and post-release drug use hastened recidivism; whereas greater time served in prison decelerated failure on parole.
- Upon release from prison, men and women alike struggled with substance abuse, and this indicator was associated with accelerated rates of failure.
- Although women in the study had lower overall recidivism rates, results suggest that women are more likely to incur technical violations, thus leading to failure on parole.
- Longer time served, residential movement, and residence with family also delayed failure on parole for both men and women.
In the article, “Residential Location, Household Composition, and Recidivism: An Analysis by Gender,” Huebner seeks to explain gendered patterns of reentry by examining the effects of residential movement, housing location and household composition on reentry trajectories. Huebner examines data on all men and women released from prison in 1998 (466 women and 3,395 men) in Missouri and followed for four years after release. While Huebner found both similarities and differences in patterns of reentry, among men and women, Huebner concludes that there is a need for gender-specific analyses.