Qualitative Analysis

| Published: June 30, 2021

Criminal Recidivism: A Qualitative Study

Namitha M S

MSc Psychology, Rajagiri College of social sciences, Kerala, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

, Afna Sulaiman

MSc Psychology, University College, Kerala, India. Google Scholar More about the auther


DOI: 10.25215/0902.175


Criminal recidivism rates are high across the world (50 percent), but only three percent in India, which is low when compared to other countries; however, recidivism remains a problem. Convicts do not like going back to jail after being caught and imprisoned many times. In this light, it is necessary to investigate what factors can lead to a person’s re-conviction of a crime. The current research untangles the subjective feelings of stigma and prejudice, as well as social and materialistic encouragement, to discover the predictors of criminal recidivism. A purposive sampling approach was used to pick 18 reconvicted people for the study. Semi-structured interviews were used to collect data. Stigma and injustice, according to the report, serve as an intangible sanction that leads to criminal recidivism. The inability to live a life with social and material support is a risk factor that must be addressed through adequate education and job opportunities.

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ISSN 2349-3429


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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 2, April-June, 2021