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Recidivism and desistance: August 2010

Books/reports

Journal articles

  • Drug offenders' perceptions of motivation : the role of motivation in rehabilitation and reintegration / Lior Gideon
    International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology 54(4) Aug 2010: 597-610
  • Juvenile transfer laws : an effective deterrent to delinquency / Richard E Redding and United States. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
    Juvenile justice bulletin (OJJDP). Jun 2010:10 p
  • Probation and diversion : is there a place at the table and what should we serve? / Faye Taxman
    Victims and offenders 5(3) Jul-Sep 2010: 233-249
  • Reconciling the purposes and principles of criminal punishment / John Hatzistergos
    Law society journal (Law Society of NSW) 48(7) Aug 2010: 78-80
    Summary: The NSW Attorney-General draws attention to the achievements of the NSW Drug Courts, CREDIT and MERIT programs and other developments in sentencing and rehabilitation.
  • Sexual and violent recidivism by offender type and actuarial risk : reoffending rates for rapists, child molesters and mixed-victim offenders / James Vess and Alex Skelton
    Psychology, crime and law 16(7) Sep 2010: 541-554
    Summary: y the Automated Sexual Recidivism Scale (ASRS), a computer scored measure of relevant historical risk factors, derived from information available in the New Zealand Department of Corrections criminal history database.The study examines sexual and violent reoffence rates for a sample of 2474 sexual offenders over an average of 15 years following release from prison. Reoffence rates are reported as a function of the offenders' victim type and level of risk as assessed b
  • Supermax housing : placement, duration, and time to reentry / Daniel P Mears and William D Bales
    Journal of criminal justice 38(3) Jul / Aug 2010: 545-554
    Summary: Analysis of patterns of supermax prison operation reveals how inmates get placed, for how long and how their experience relates to time to going back in.
  • The role of offender risk assessment : a policy maker guide / Edward J Latessa and Brian Lovins
    Victims and offenders 5(3) Jul-Sep 2010: 203-219
    Summary: Although adopting a validated risk assessment is one step in evidence-based corrections, the right tool will ensure that offenders are targeted with the best programs to reduce the risk of reoffending.