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NCJ Number: NCJ 242668     Find in a Library
Title: Factors Related to Recidivism for Youthful Offenders
Journal: Criminal Justice Studies  Volume:26  Issue:1  Dated:March 2013  Pages:84 to 98
Author(s): Christopher A. Mallett ; Miyuki Fukushima ; Patricia Stoddard-Dare ; Linda Quinn
Date Published: 03/2013
Page Count: 15
Document: HTML 
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study of a two-county juvenile offender population (one urban and one rural) investigated what demographic, educational, mental health, substance dependence, and court-related variables predict recidivism to detention placement.
Abstract: Little is known about youth who were previously placed in a detention facility and what factors predict a subsequent recidivism to placement. This study of a two-county juvenile offender population (one urban and one rural) investigates what demographic, educational, mental health, substance dependence, and court-related variables predict recidivism to detention placement. Findings from logistic regression analysis indicate that seven variables significantly predict juvenile offenders’ recidivism placement, some expected and some unexpected. Predictors that made recidivism more likely include youth with a previous conduct disorder diagnosis, a self-reported previous suicide attempt, age, and number of court offenses. Conversely, predictors that made recidivism less likely include race (Caucasian), a previous attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder diagnosis, and a misdemeanor conviction. These findings indicate that the use of a community-based suicide and mental health screening and referral approach may help to identify and assist these high-risk youth in receiving needed services prior to juvenile court involvement or during delinquency adjudication. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
Main Term(s): Youthful offenders
Index Term(s): Suicide ; Rural area studies ; Urban area studies ; Mental health ; Recidivism prediction ; Recidivism causes
   
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