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NCJ Number: 157937 Find in a Library
Title: Predictors of Recidivism Among Incarcerated Female Offenders
Journal: Prison Journal  Volume:75  Issue:3  Dated:(September 1995)  Pages:277-294
Author(s): J Bonta; B Pang; S Wallace-Capretta
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 18
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Compared to male offenders, female offenders have received little empirical attention; this is particularly true in the area of offender risk assessment and recidivism prediction.
Abstract: Because objective risk scales have been developed and used more with males than with females, two studies were conducted to investigate recidivism predictors for incarcerated females in Canada. The first study attempted to validate a risk scale developed for a male offender population and found poor generalizability. The second study explored other possible predictors, including victimization experiences, but little progress was made in applying male recidivism predictors to females. Implications of the findings for future research on female offender risk prediction and prison programming are discussed. 59 references and 4 tables
Main Term(s): Corrections in foreign countries
Index Term(s): Canada; Corrections statistics; Crime prediction; Female offenders; Foreign inmates; Foreign offenders; Inmate statistics; Recidivism prediction
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