skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 41436 Find in a Library
Title: OFFENSE HISTORY AND RECIDIVISM
Journal: OFFENDER REHABILITATION  Volume:1  Issue:2  Dated:(WINTER 1976-1977)  Pages:209-226
Author(s): R L AUSTIN
Corporate Author: Haworth Press, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: Haworth Press, Inc
Binghamton, NY 13904
Type: Statistics
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS STUDY EXPLORED THE ADEQUACY OF SELF-REPORTS FOR EXAMINING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FREQUENCY OF OFFENSE AND RECIDIVISM.
Abstract: ALSO INVESTIGATED WERE THE RATE OF RECIDIVISM FOR OFFENDERS WHOSE SELF-REPORT OFFENSE HISTORIES DIFFER BY TYPE (PERSONAL VS. PROPERTY) AND FREQUENCY OF OFFENSE; THE ADEQUACY OF AN OFFICIAL RECORD OF VIOLENT BEHAVIOR FOR EXAMINING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TYPE OF OFFENSE (VIOLENCE VS. NO VIOLENCE) AND RECIDIVISM; AND THE MANNER IN WHICH SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS MAY AFFECT SELF-REPORTED AND OFFICIAL INDICATORS. THE STUDY SAMPLE CONSISTED OF 1,681 ADJUDICATED DELINQUENTS (AGES 16 TO 20 YEARS OLD) HOUSED AT THE PRESTON SCHOOL OF INDUSTRY NEAR SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA. NINETY-EIGHT PERCENT HAD A PRIOR OFFENSE RECORD AND 45 PERCENT HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN COMMITTED TO A JUVENILE INSTITUTION. WHILE MANY PREVIOUS STUDIES OF OFFICIAL RECORDS SHOW THAT PERSONAL OFFENDERS HAVE A LOWER RATE OF RECIDIVISM THAN DO PROPERTY OFFENDERS, THIS STUDY SHOWED THAT, WHEN TYPE OF OFFENSE IS MEASURED BY SELF-REPORTS, PERSONAL OFFENDERS HAVE A HIGHER RATE OF RECIDIVISM THAN DO PROPERTY OFFENDERS HAVING THE SAME FREQUENCY OF OFFENSE. ALSO, THE MOST FREQUENT PROPERTY OFFENDERS HAD A RECIDIVISM RATE SIMILAR TO A LESS FREQUENTLY INVOLVED CATEGORY OF PERSONAL OFFENDERS. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)...ELW
Index Term(s): Comparative analysis; Crimes against persons; Criminal histories; Failure factors; Property crimes; Recidivism; Self reported crimes; Success factors
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=41436

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.