Posted on August 19, 2019 by Michelle Skidmore

Criminal Justice Assistant Professor Chantal Fahmy and Associate Professor Danielle Wallace from Arizona State University author new article published in Criminal Justice and Behavior about the influence of social support on physical health of individuals reentering society post incarceration. Researchers examine the ways social interactions may be beneficial or Chantal Fahmy detrimental to reentering citizens’ physical health and the possible damaging effects of negative family interactions.

As stated from the abstract, using three waves of the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative (SVORI) data set and a repeated measures ordinary least squares (OLS) model with a lagged dependent variable, this study examines how levels of and changes in family social support and negative interactions affect post-release physical health over time ( n = 2,435). The results suggest that social support has important repercussions on one's physical health and thus success at reintegration.

Read the full article from Criminal Justice and Behavior .


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