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NCJ Number: 31174 Find in a Library
Title: MISUSE OF ABSENCE, A STUDY OF OFFENSES COMMITTED BY ABSENT INMATES, INMATES OVERDUE BACK FROM ABSENCE, OR INMATES WHO HAVE ESCAPED - DENMARK
Author(s): O INGSTRUP
Corporate Author: Denmark Ministry of Justice
Dept of Prisons
Denmark
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 37
Sponsoring Agency: Denmark Ministry of Justice
1115 Copenhagen, Denmark
Publication Number: FORSKNINGSRAPPORT NR 8
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: Danish
Country: Denmark
Annotation: THE STUDY COVERED 1,292 INMATES WHO WERE RELEASED OR TRANSFERRED FROM 12 DANISH PRISONS IN THE SECOND HALF OF 1973 AND WHO HAD AT LEAST ONE UNATTENDED ABSENCE OR WHO ESCAPED DURING THAT PERIOD.
Abstract: MISUSE OF ABSENCE WAS DEFINED, FOR PURPOSES OF THIS STUDY, AS EITHER THE COMMISSION OF A CRIME WHILE ABSENT, FAILURE TO RETURN OR THE COMMISSION OF A CRIME WHILE OVERDUE BACK FROM ABSENCE. THERE WERE 7,302 AUTHORIZED ABSENCES AND 95 CASES (OR 1.3 PERCENT) OF MISUSE DURING THE PERIOD. A TOTAL OF 85 INMATES OUT OF THE 1,292 (OR 6.6 PERCENT) WERE GUILTY OF MISUSE OF ABSENCE DURING THE PERIOD. TABLES GIVE THE STATISTICS INCLUDED IN THE STUDY. FEATURED IN THE TABLES ARE STATISTICS ON HOW MANY NIGHTS THE VARIOUS INMATES WERE ABSENT UNATTENDED. STATISTICS ARE ALSO GIVEN ON MISUSE OF ABSENCE BROKEN DOWN BY AGE GROUPS AND ON THE TYPES OF OFFENSE COMMITTED WHILE ABSENT FROM PRISON. --IN DANISH
Index Term(s): Correctional institutions (adult); Crime Statistics; Denmark; Educational levels; Escape; Inmate statistics; Statistics; Studies
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