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  NCJ Number: NCJ 134177     Find in a Library
  Title: Recidivism of Felons on Probation, 1986-89
  Document URL: PDF 
  Author(s): P A Langan ; M A Cunniff
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 1992
  Page Count: 12
  Annotation: Information from a sample of felony probationers in 17 states was used to describe their subsequent arrests and levels of compliance with court-ordered requirements.
  Abstract: The sample represented a fourth of the 306,000 felons sentenced to probation in 1986. Results showed that within 3 years of sentencing, 62 percent either had a disciplinary hearing for violating a condition of their probation or were arrested for another felony. In addition, within 3 years, 46 percent had been sent to prison or jail or had absconded. Moreover, of the 79,000 probationers in the followup survey, 21 percent had not been recommended by the probation department for community supervision. This 21 percent were nearly twice as likely to have their sentence revoked and to be sent to prison (37 percent) as those recommended for probation (22 percent). Fifty-three percent had special conditions attached to their probation, most often drug testing, drug treatment, or alcohol treatment. The financial penalties imposed on the probationers included victim restitution (29 percent), court costs (48 percent), and probation supervision fees (32 percent). Figure, tables, and list of 2 suggested readings
  Main Term(s): Probation outcome prediction ; Felony probation
  Index Term(s): Recidivism ; Corrections effectiveness ; Sentencing recommendations ; Adjustment to probation
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  Publisher URL: http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=1409 
  Type: Survey
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
   
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