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Talks at Twelve: Peter Fallesen, Wednesday, March 2, 2016

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Noncustodial Alternatives to Imprisonment and Offenders' Union Formations and Dissolutions in Denmark
Peter Fallesen, Stockholm University

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Beebe Hall, 2nd floor conference room

Romantic relationships lower offenders’ risk of recidivism. Yet, at the same time, previously incarcerated people do worse on the marriage market, and are more likely to remain single or experience a divorce. By analyzing a recent Danish policy that introduced a noncustodial alternative to imprisonment—electronic monitoring and home confinement— we show that electronic monitoring significantly and persistently lowered the risk both of being single and of becoming single during the first four years following an offender’s criminal conviction. The results highlight that a tool used to promote decarceration trends also secures better relationship outcomes of convicted men.

Peter Fallesen received his PhD in Sociology from University of Copenhagen in 2015. He is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Swedish Institute for Social Research at Stockholm University and a Senior Researcher at the Rockwool Foundation Research Unit in Copenhagen. He works primarily in the fields of family demography and social stratification. His present research interests revolve around how temporal and intergenerational connections between child welfare services, mental health services, and the criminal justice system create and maintain social inequalities. Recent work has appeared in Journal of Health and Social Behavior and Child Abuse & Neglect.

This talk is open to all. Lunch will be served. Metered parking is available in the Plantations lot across the road from Beebe Hall. No registration or RSVP required except for groups of 5 or more. We ask that larger groups email Patty at letting us know of your plans to attend so that we can order enough lunch.

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