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NCJ Number: 32924 Find in a Library
Title: ANALYSIS OF RECIDIVISM AMONG RESIDENTS RELEASED FROM MASSACHUSETTS CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS DURING THE YEAR 1972 IN COMPARISON WITH RELEASES IN THE YEAR 1966 AND 1971
Author(s): D P LECLAIR
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Dept of Correction
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: Massachusetts Dept of Correction
Milford, MA 01757 -369
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF RECIDIVISM IN MASSACHUSETTS PROVIDES DATA ON THE NUMBER OF RELEASES, THE DIFFERENTIAL RECIDIVISM RATES BY RELEASING INSTITUTION, AND RECIDIVISM RATES BY TYPE OF RELEASE.
Abstract: THIS STUDY REVEALED THAT 22 PERCENT OF THE RELEASEE POPULATION RETURNED TO PRISON WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE DATE OF THEIR RELEASE. THIS WAS SIGNIFICANTLY BELOW THE RECIDIVISM RATE FOR RELEASES IN PREVIOUS YEARS. HIGHER RATES OF RECIDIVISM OCCURRED FOR RELEASES DIRECTLY FROM MAXIMUM SECURITY INSTITUTIONS THAN FOR RELEASES FROM MEDIUM TO MINIMUM SECURITY INSTITUTIONS. HOWEVER, FOR ALL RELEASING INSTITUTIONS, INDIVIDUALS WHO RECEIVED A PAROLE HAD SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER RATES OF RECIDIVISM THAN INDIVIDUALS WHO RECEIVED A DISCHARGE. THIS COULD BE EXPLAINED BY THE FACT THAT PAROLEES COULD BE RETURNED FOR PAROLE VIOLATIONS, WHILE DISCHARGEES MAY ONLY BE RETURNED FOR REASON OF RECEIVING A NEW SENTENCE ON A NEW OFFENSE. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Corrections statistics; Ex-offenders; Massachusetts; Parole; Parole statistics; Recidivism; Recidivists; Statistical analysis
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