Will non-offenders become offenders if they live together with offenders at a halfway house?
Publication date: 10-4-2012
Linda Kjær Minke has published a report on the effects of mixing offenders with non-offenders in a Danish halfway-house. The study seeks to answer whether non-offenders will be affected to commit more crime after they have lived together with offenders at the Skejby halfway house. In conclusion a model like Skejby halfway house where offenders live together with non-offenders reduces the offenders' probability of re-offending by 21 percent and does not turn the non-offenders into criminals.
The article was published in the Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention, and can be purchased at the publisher's website.