Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Criminal Justice: M.S.
School of Public Affairs
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Keywords and Subject Headings
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Trauma, Recidivism, Rehabilitation
This paper examined the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and, if treating childhood trauma of the incarcerated, lowered the rates of recidivism. I examined not only whether ACEs influenced incarceration rates but also, the benefits of trauma treatment programming among the incarcerated. Three primary studies were compared, using Cooper’s Integrative Research Review. The Kaiser original ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) study, a replica study completed by Finkelhor and Associates, and The Philadelphia Expanded Study were included in this paper. I relied on other research articles to back up my findings that included a connection between ACEs and recidivism. Recommendations were also made for further research.
Neeland, Faye, "Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the Impact on Incarceration & Recidivism: Benefits of Treating the Trauma" (2023). Culminating Projects in Criminal Justice. 20.