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NCJ Number: NCJ 241638     Find in a Library
Title: Predicting Success in a Large Sample of Federal Pretrial Offenders: The Influence of Ethnicity
Journal: Criminal Justice and Behavior  Volume:40  Issue:1  Dated:January 2013  Pages:40 to 56
Author(s): Matthew Fennessy ; Matthew T. Huss
Date Published: 01/2013
Page Count: 17
Document: HTML 
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study analyzed risk variables related to successful completion of a Federal pretrial release program.
Abstract: The present study analyzed a host of risk variables related to successful completion of a Federal pretrial release program within a large and demographically diverse sample of pretrial defendants. Significant differences were found between variables predicting overall success of pretrial release, including a history of failures to appear and escape behavior. Logistic regressions revealed differences among certain ethnic groups for predicting successful outcome, with Whites significantly more likely than Blacks to succeed. Differences in contributing variables were also found between ethnic groups. Implications for future studies of general risk assessment across ethnic groups are discussed. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Pretrial release ; Federal programs ; Needs assessment ; Threat assessment ; Instrument validation ; Ethnicity
   
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