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Title: Recidivism Among Federal Prison Releases in 1987: A Preliminary Report
Author(s): M D Harer
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 115
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Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examines the association between preprison, prison, and postrelease characteristics and experience, and recidivism rates among inmates released from Federal Bureau of Prison (BOP) facilities; revalidates the U.S. Parole Commission's Salient Factor Score and the U.S. Sentencing Commission's Criminal History Score; and tests the effectiveness of several BOP policies and programs targeted at reducing recidivism.
Abstract: The first section of the report summarizes the study's findings and defines its sources. The author describes the 1987 release population and sample and bivariate associations between each of the background, prison, experience, and community variables and recidivism. The report defines the concept of normalization and uses multivariate statistical models to test hypotheses about the normalizing effects of social furloughs and education programs. Multivariate statistical procedures are used to examine the effectiveness of drug and alcohol treatment programs in place prior to July 1987, as well as the effectiveness of halfway house release on postrelease employment. Multivariate statistical procedures are also used to assess predictors of recidivism frequency among those releasees who recidivate. The final section summarizes the study's findings and suggests further research and data collection efforts to help confirm these results. 29 tables, 2 figures, 97 references, and 5 appendixes
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Corrections effectiveness; Federal Bureau of Prisons; Recidivism prediction; Recidivism statistics; Statistics
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