The Factors for reoffending and the process of desistance in the context of conditional release project, launched in 2020 in the Czech Republic by the Institute of Sociology and Institute of Psychology of the Czech Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Criminology and Social Prevention, is a unique enterprise in the field of criminological research.
The project aims to contribute to the increased effectiveness of the Probation and Mediation Service client´s treatments on parole, development of new intervention programs of the Prison Service of the Czech Republic for persons serving prison sentences and their reintegration into society.
Drawing on the world-famous Dr. Farrall research (ʺTracking Progress on Probation“), the project is based on prospective approach, combination of qualitative and quantitative research methods and collection of longitudinal panel data of individuals on parole in order to better understand the process of desistance.
The project is co-financed with the state support of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic. More information about the project and its realization can be found here: http://recidiva.soc.cas.cz/en.
The article is written by:
Dr. Eva Krulichová, researcher in the Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Dr. Jan Tomášek, researcher in the Institute of Criminology and Social Prevention