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NCJ Number: 31470 Find in a Library
Title: RECIDIVIST YOUTH
Journal: AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY  Volume:8  Issue:2  Dated:(JUNE 1975)  Pages:153-162
Author(s): D CHALLINGER
Corporate Author: Australian and New Zealand Soc of Criminology
Dept of Criminology
Australia
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: Australian and New Zealand Soc of Criminology
Parkville Victoria ,3052, Australia
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: EIGHTY YOUTHS, WHO HAD RECIDIVATED AT LEAST FIVE TIMES IN THE FIVE YEARS AFTER THEIR FIRST OFFENSE, ARE THE SUBJECTS OF THIS STUDY OF RECIDIVISTS' PERSONALITY AND DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS.
Abstract: THESE RECIDIVIST YOUTHS WERE DIVIDED INTO TWO GROUPS. THE FORMER WAS COMPRISED OF THOSE WHO IN THE TWO YEARS SUBSEQUENT TO THE FIVE-YEAR QUALIFICATION PERIOD, HAD HAD AT LEAST TWO ADDITIONAL COURT APPEARANCES, ONE OF WHICH RESULTING IN A TERM OF IMPRISONMENT. THE LATTER GROUP OF BOYS EITHER COMMITTED NO NEW OFFENSES, OR THE ONES THEY DID COMMIT WERE OF A MINOR NATURE. FACTORS THAT WERE EXAMINED INCLUDE THE OFFENDER'S AREA OF RESIDENCE, POLICE INVOLVEMENT WITH OFFENDER'S SIBLINGS, POLICE CHARACTERIZATIONS OF OFFENDER'S PERSONALITY, AND TYPE OF OFFENSE COMMITTED.
Index Term(s): Australia; Demography; Offender classification; Personality assessment; Police-offender relations; Recidivism; Recidivists; Youthful offenders
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