Contrary to the popular assumption that people who engage in criminal activity at some point in their life will always be dangerous and criminally-oriented, the data show that the majority of people who leave prison will never become re-incarcerated.

Brent talks to Shawn Bushway, a criminologist at the University of Albany and a Senior Policy Researcher at the Rand Corporation, about the maturational model of criminal desistance, mass incarceration, and recidivism.

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