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NCJ Number: 250561 Find in a Library
Title: Impact of Criminal Record Sealing on State and National Estimates of Offenders and Their Offending Careers
Author(s): Megan Kurlychek; Kimberly Martin; Matthew Durose
Date Published: February 2019
Page Count: 32
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Research Foundation of SUNY, University at Albany
Grant Number: 2013-R2-CX-K052
Document: PDF
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) funded report examines the extent to which statistical estimates of offender populations, criminal careers, and recidivism rates are impacted by the sealing of criminal records.
Abstract: This report examines the extent to which statistical estimates of offender populations, criminal careers, and recidivism rates are impacted by the sealing of criminal records. The paper focuses on New York state, which has some of the nation’s most extensive record-sealing policies. The report highlights the need to understand state-specific criminal history recording and reporting practices when calculating national estimates of offending patterns and performing cross-jurisdictional comparisons. Data are from BJS’s Adult Criminal Trajectories of Juvenile Offenders Project, which tracked the criminal history patterns of persons arrested at age 16 or 17 in New York in 2001 for a 10-year period.
Main Term(s): Offender statistics
Index Term(s): BJS final report; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS); Career Criminal; Criminal History Records; Criminal Record Systems; Expungement or sealing of records; Offender profiles; Offenders; Recidivism; Recidivism statistics; Recidivists
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