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NCJ Number: 97563 Find in a Library
Title: Effects of Community Reintegration on Rates of Recidivism - A Statistical Overview of Data for the Years of 1971 Through 1982
Author(s): D P LeClair
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Dept of Correction
United States of America
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 34
Sponsoring Agency: Massachusetts Dept of Correction
Milford, MA 01757 -369
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Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report provides a general overview of Massachusetts recidivism data for the period 1971 through 1982, presents data on trends for which a control for program selection biases has been performed, and reviews the data patterns discerned in terms of extended followup periods.
Abstract: Analysis reveals the occurrence of a systematic reduction in the recidivism rates from 1971 through 1978; the 1979 and 1980 releasee populations represent the first statistically significant increase in recidivism rates in a 9-year period. Results of recidivism studies indicate that individuals who had experienced a furlough prior to release from prison had significantly lower rates of recidivism than individuals who had not. Finally, individuals released from medium- or minium-security institutions had significantly lower rates of recidivism than did those released from maximum-security institutions. Fourteen tables illustrate the data. Included are 28 references.
Index Term(s): Criminal justice statistics; Massachusetts; Recidivism; Recidivism statistics
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