| Published: June 30, 2021
Criminal Recidivism: A Qualitative Study
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.
This is an Open Access Research distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any Medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
© 2021, Namitha M S & Sulaiman A
Received: April 25, 2021; Revision Received: June 16, 2021; Accepted: June 30, 2021
Published in Volume 09, Issue 2, April-June, 2021