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Recidivism: January 2010

A selection of new key reports, books, journal articles and websites. All items are available on interlibrary loan through the JV Barry Library. Please contact your own library for assistance.


  • Parole, desistance from crime, and community integration
    National Academies Press, 2007

Journal articles

  • Back on the swagger: institutional release and recidivism timing among gang affiliates / Jonathan W Caudill
    Youth violence and juvenile justice 8(1) Jan 2010: 71-82
    Summary: Utilizing event history analysis, results indicate that gang affiliates are at a significantly higher risk of recidivism within 6 months postrelease, but risk ratios converged with nongang affiliates shortly thereafter. Implications for research and practice are explored.
  • Co-offending and the development of the delinquent career / Peter J Carrington
    Criminology 47(4) Nov 2009: 1295-1329
    Summary: Hypotheses derived from Reiss's taxonomic theory of co-offending and tested using police-reported data on the delinquent careers and co-offending of 55, 336 Canadian offenders.
  • General risk and need, gender specificity, and the recidivism of female offenders / L Jill Rettinger and D. A. (Donald Arthur) Andrews
    Criminal justice and behavior 37(1) Jan 2010: 29-46
    Summary: Financial problems and a measure of personal misfortune did predict reoffending among low-risk/low-need women. The findings suggest that risk factors derived from a gender-neutral social cognitive theory of crime are relevant for adult females and that perhaps gender-specific concerns may be best viewed as specific responsivity factors
  • Separating science from nonsense : evidence-based research, policy, and practice in criminal and juvenile justice setting
    Victims and offenders 4(4) Jul-Sep 2009: whole issue
    Summary: The introductory article introduces the concept of rigorous research analysis for evidence-based policy and practice. 17 articles thenprovide brief overviews of topics that have been, or claim to have been, subjected to this sort of analysis.
  • Supermax incarceration and recidivism / Daniel P Mears and William D Bales
    Criminology 47(4) Nov 2009: 1131-1165
    Summary: Research tested competing hypotheses about the effects of incarceration in a maximum security facility on 3-year recidivism outcomes. Findings were that supermax incarceration may increase violent recidivism but duration and recency do not affect results.
  • The assessment of risk to recidivate among a juvenile offending population / Michael Baglivio
    Journal of criminal justice 37(6) Nov/Dec 2009: 596-607
  • The impact of co-offending / Andresen Martin A and Marcus Felson
    British journal of criminology 50(1) Jan 2010: 66-81
    Summary: Co-offending has a major impact on the arithmetic of crime rates and needs to be taken into account in crime forecasting and prevention.

Web Sites

  • Justice reinvestment / Council of State Governments (US). Justice Center