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NCJ Number: 230148 Find in a Library
Title: Domestic Violence Among Young Male Offenders
Author(s): Richard R. Peterson Ph.D.
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: New York City Criminal Justice Agency, Inc
New York, NY 10007
Publication Number: 22
Sale Source: New York City Criminal Justice Agency, Inc
52 Duane Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10007
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the characteristics of young male domestic violence (DV) offenders.
Abstract: Results suggest that early intervention in the criminal justice system for young male DV offenders is unlikely to be effective. There is a lack of evidence that the penalties imposed by the criminal justice system have a deterrent effect on theses offenders. Additionally, it is not clear whether the lower pretrial re-arrest rate among those released on bail is an effect of bail, or is merely associated with the greater financial resources of those released on bail. Even if bail could reduce pretrial re-arrest, it is unlikely that judges would set bail more often in DV cases, for a variety of reasons. The most promising possibility for early intervention identified the protective effect of employment and suggests that employment provides young men with a tie to the community that reduces the likelihood of pretrial re-arrest, and may have benefits that continue beyond the pretrial period. Significant improvements in education, training, and employment opportunities may also reduce the long-term risk of recidivism among young male DV offenders. 11 figures
Main Term(s): Deterrence effectiveness
Index Term(s): Bail reform; Domestic violence causes; Early intervention; Pretrial intervention; Recidivism prediction; Violence prediction; Youthful offenders
Note: CJA Research Brief No. 22, January 2010
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