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Dave Kirk, Oxford University, Department of Sociology & Nuffield College

The Importance of Living Arrangements for Criminal Reconvictions: A Novel Test using Danish Population Register Data
When Mar 07, 2022
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where Online via Zoom
Contact Name
Contact Phone 301-405-6403
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About the Presentation

This study examines the residential situations of the formerly incarcerated over the first three years after release from prison and asks whether the characteristics of housemates, such as prior conviction status, and the nature of the relationship with the focal individual, are associated with criminal reconviction. We draw upon the richness of Danish population register data, which contain information on all individuals released from prison between 1991 and 2014 as well as their locations of residence before and after prison, indicators of who they resided with at each location, and whether these housemates had criminal records. With these data, we estimate Cox proportional hazards models to assess time to reconviction among the formerly incarcerated.

About the Speaker

David Kirk

Dave Kirk is Professor in the Department of Sociology at Oxford University and Nuffield College. At Nuffield, he is the Director of the Centre for Social Investigation as well as the Nuffield Undergraduate Scholars Institute (NUSI). Dave is also a faculty affiliate of the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science. He previously was on the faculties of the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Maryland, and completed his PhD at the University of Chicago. 

Location ONLINE VIA ZOOM:  Zoom Registration Link.  Registration link will be available approximately one week prior to the seminar.  Upon registration you will receive an automatically generated email with the direct link for the seminar.

COVID-19 Information

MPRC public events for Spring 2022 will be a mix of in person and online via Zoom.  For in person events, all event attendees must follow current protocols


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