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NCJ Number: 248716 Find in a Library
Title: Following Incarceration, Most Released Offenders Never Return to Prison
Journal: Crime & Delinquency  Dated:September 2014
Author(s): William Rhodes; Gerald Gaes; Jeremy Luallen; Ryan Kling; Tom Rich; Michael Shively
Date Published: September 2014
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2010-BJ-CX-K067
Document: HTML
Type: Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Research (Applied/Empirical); Statistics
Format: Article; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Using data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ newly revised National Corrections Reporting Program, this study examined prison admissions and releases over a 13-year period in 17 States and over shorter periods in other States to determine the rate at which individual offenders return to prison.
Abstract: Recent studies suggest that 50 percent of offenders released from State prisons return to prison within 3 to 5 years. In contrast, the current study indicates that approximately two of every three offenders who enter and exit prison will never return to prison. The study distinguished between the traditional event-based sampling methods for studying recidivism and its alternative offender-based method, explaining how each is useful but how the two approaches answer different policy questions. (Publisher abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Corrections statistics
Index Term(s): BJS Grant-related Documents; BJS Resources; Inmate statistics; Recidivism statistics
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