As this issue is published in December, there is an emphasis on Christmas with several religious and spiritual pieces and well wishes for the season.  Several articles throughout this issue touch on views of criminality and criminals. There is also an article regarding the various theories on the causes of recidivism.  Note pages two and three of this issue are missing.

KEYWORDS: pre-release unit, “short-timer”, recidivism

Coded by: Nicole Arbuckle