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NCJ Number: 134177 Find in a Library
Title: Recidivism of Felons on Probation, 1986-89
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
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Publisher: https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=1409 
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
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): Felony probation; Probation outcome prediction
Index Term(s): Adjustment to probation; Corrections effectiveness; Recidivism; Sentencing recommendations
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