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Recidivism and desistance: August 2011

Journal articles

  • Legal and psychological complexities in prediction of severity of violent recidivism necessitate new research / David Nussbaum and Melanie MacEacheron
    Criminal law quarterly 57(2-3) Jun 2011: 242-264
    Summary: Reviews the pertinent section of the Criminal Code of Canada setting out the provisions for indeterminate sentencing for typical criminals and mentally disordered offenders
  • Predicting case conviction and domestic violence recidivism : measuring the deterrent effects of conviction and protection order violations / Durant Frantzen, Claudia San Miguel and Dae-Hoon Kwak
    Violence and victims 26(4) Aug 2011: 395-409
    Summary: Using data from local court records, this study examines the effect of protection order (PO) violation charges on the odds of case conviction relative to dismissal, and whether case conviction or a PO violation charge results in lower domestic violence rearrest rates compared to offenders not receiving these sanctions.
  • Recidivism of juvenile homicide offenders / Anne M Vries and Marieke Liem
    Behavioral sciences and the law 29(3) Jul/Aug 2011: 483-498
    Summary: Addresses the potential of future crime of all juvenile homicide offenders in the Netherlands in the period 1992-2007
  • Reflections on social values, offending and desistance among young adult recidivists / Joanna Shapland and Anthony E Bottoms
    Punishment and society 13(3) Jul 2010: 256-282
    Summary: Reports findings concerning the social and moral values of a sample of recidivist offenders at the start of the 20's (age 20-29)
  • Risk assessment instruments in repeat offending : the usefulness of FOTRES / Astrid Rossegger, Arja Laubacher, Konstantin Moskvitin, Thomas Villmar, George B Palermo and Jerome Endrass
    International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology 55(5) Aug 2011: 716-732
    Summary: Evaluates and compares several actuarial and dynamic risk assessment instruments as to their predictive accuracy and their usefulness of recidivism in forensic practice
  • The relationship between early-phase substance-use trajectories and drug court outcomes / Craig G A Jones, Richard I Kemp and Timothy S. Bynum
    Criminal justice and behavior 38(9) Sep 2011: 913-933
    Summary: Seeks to identify patterns of substance use among 1,019 participants of the New South Wales Drug Court program (Sydney, Australia) between 2003 and 2009

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