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Recidivism and desistance: July 2011

Books/reports

Journal articles

  • Are stalkers recidivists? Repeated offending by convicted stalkers / Marijke Malsch, Jan W de Keijser and Sofia E. C Debets
    Violence and victims 26(1) 2011: 3-15
    Summary: Authors investigated court statistics of stalking cases to establish which proportion relapses in stalking behaviour after a conviction and what other types of new crimes they commit
  • Juvenile sexual offenders : correlates of onset, variety, and desistance of criminal behavior / Julie Carpentier, Benoit Leclerc and Jean Proulx
    Criminal justice and behavior 38(8) Aug 2011: 854-873
    Summary: The aim of the study was to identify the factors associated with age of onset of sexual aggression, and variety and desistance of criminal activity, among adolescent sexual aggressors
  • Multilevel recidivism prediction : incorporating neighborhood socioeconomic ecology in juvenile justice risk assessment / Eyitayo Onifade, Jodi Petersen, Timothy S. Bynum and William S Davidson
    Criminal justice and behavior 38(8) Aug 2011: 840-853
    Summary: This study utilised a juvenile probationer sample and block group SES data in exploring the differential predictive validity of the Youth Level of Service/Case Management Inventory with youth of similar person-centered risk levels from different criminogenic neighborhood types
  • Pathways through drugs and crime : Desistance, trauma and resilience / Richard Hammersley
    Journal of criminal justice 39(3) May/Jun 2011: 268-272
    Summary: To develop theoretical understandings of pathways through drugs and crime
  • Predicting recidivism in homicide offenders using classification tree analysis / Melanie-Angela Neuilly, Kristen M Zgoba and George E Tita
    Homicide studies 15(2) May 2011: 154-176
    Summary: Building on existing research, this study uses a sample of 320 homicide offenders convicted, sentenced, imprisoned, and released in New Jersey from 1990 to 2000 to assess which factors predict future recidivism and also finds that using classification tree analysis in random forests outperform logistic regressions in classification and prediction of recidivism
  • Psychopathy as a risk factor for violent recidivism : investigating the Psychopathy Checklist Screening Version (PCL:SV) and the Comprehensive Assessment of Psychopathic Personality (CAPP) in a forensic psychiatric setting / Liselotte Pedersen
    International journal of forensic mental health 9(4) 2011: 308-315
    Summary: Demonstrates that the two measures for violent recidivism prediction are both reliable screening tools
  • The likelihood of successful crime prevention : Norwegian detainees on preventive detention views on programmes and services organized and provided by the criminal justice system / Henning Vaeroy, Klaus Andreson and Petter Mowinkel
    Psychiatry, psychology and law 18(2) May 2011: 240-247
    Summary: Viewpoints from inmates on preventive detention regarding their own risk for reoffending, showed that three quarters of the detainees acknowledged this risk and many were critical of current rehabilitation programs.

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