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What is the breaking point for those criminals that will not return to old habits? And why do other criminals return so easily? Criminals can be rehabilitated successfully and without extreme strain to tax dollars; however, the system needs to be researched and changed in order to provide criminals with the assistance they need to get back on track.

I am looking for a research design in detail to explain how one would go about researching systems that need to be changed in order to help releases felons not return back to prison or that type of life.

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I think that the best approach here would be to conduct case studies. I will elaborate fully

Case study research excels at bringing us to an understanding of a complex issue or object and can extend experience or add strength to what is already known through previous research. Case studies emphasize detailed contextual analysis of a limited number of events or conditions and their relationships. Researchers have used the case study research method for many years across a variety of disciplines. Social scientists, in particular, have made wide use of this qualitative research method to examine contemporary real-life situations and provide the basis for the application of ideas and extension of methods. Researcher Robert K. Yin defines the case study research method as an empirical inquiry that investigates a contemporary phenomenon within its real-life context; when the boundaries between phenomenon and context are not clearly evident; and in which multiple sources of evidence are used (Yin, 1984, p. 23).
? Types of case studies. Jensen and Rodgers (2001: 237-239) set forth a typology of case studies, including these types: ...

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Solution provides explanation for what breaking points are for criminals, and why they return so easily.