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NCJ Number: 63100 Find in a Library
Title: EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS AS A BASIS FOR LOCAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE PLANNING (FROM CRIMINAL JUSTICE STATISTICS ASSOCIATION, INC.- PROCEEDINGS..., 1978 - SEE NCJ-63086)
Author(s): L A MOORE
Corporate Author: Justice Research and Statistics Association
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: Justice Research and Statistics Association
Washington, DC 20002
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
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A STUDY WAS CONDUCTED IN PEORIA, ILL., TO DETERMINE WHICH CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACTIVITIES TEND TO DETER RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES; RESULTING POLICY DECISIONS ARE INDICATED.
Abstract: THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM'S RESPONSE TO ABOUT 300 ADULTS ARRESTED FOR RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY WAS MEASURED AT 22 POINTS IN TIME OVER A 5.5-YEAR PERIOD. THE PRIMARY ANALYTICAL APPROACH USED PARTIAL AND MULTIPLE CORRELATION AND REGRESSION TECHNIQUES. RECIDIVISM STUDY OF THE SAMPLE SHOWS THAT THE CHANCES OF A PERSON BEING REARRESTED FOR RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY WERE ONLY 1 IN 15, INDICATING THAT IF RECIDIVISM FOR RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY HAD BEEN ELIMINATED DURING THE STUDY PERIOD, ONLY 27 FEWER BURGLARIES WOULD HAVE OCCURRED. AN EXAMINATION OF DIVERSION AND REHABILITATION APPROACHES TO THE SAMPLE SUBJECTS INDICATED THAT MATCHING OF OFFENDER NEEDS WITH APPROPRIATE PROGRAMS DID NOT OCCUR OFTEN ENOUGH TO DRAW CONCLUSIONS ABOUT CRIME REDUCTION EFFECTS IN THIS RESPONSE AREA. RESULTS SHOWED THAT A REDUCTION IN RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY OCCURRED WITH A REDUCTION IN THE PROBABILITY OF SECURING RELEASE FROM JAIL WHILE AWAITING FURTHER LEGAL ACTION, WITH A SHORT PERIOD BETWEEN ARREST AND INDICTMENT, AND WITH A GREATER RISK OF APPREHENSION. ACTION PROJECTS WERE DEVELOPED, BASED UPON THE EMPIRICAL FINDINGS, TO INCREASE THE LIKELIHOOD OF APPREHENSION FOR RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY AND SPEEDY DISPOSITION AFTER APPREHENSION. TABULAR AND GRAPHIC DATA ARE PROVIDED. (RCB)
Index Term(s): Arrest and apprehension; Bail/Financial Release; Burglary; Corrections effectiveness; Court delays; Crime specific countermeasures; Deterrence effectiveness; Illinois; Recidivism
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