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2011
Document 024932
Penal & Drug Rehabilitation w/ Tai Chi & Qigong—A Resource for Court, Jail, Prison, and Drug Rehabilitation Professionals, & Tai Chi & QG Teachers
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day (Overland Park, KS).
Information about the use of tai chi or Qigong in a drug rehabilitation program is supplied. “A small preliminary study has shown that men who have learned these practices are successful upon parole ninety four percent of the time” (p. 1). Articles available on this website include: “World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day Begins a Life Journey. . . Benefiting "MANY" Women in the Kansas State Correctional Facility for Women” by Linda Bower; “An End to Crime, Qi Gong in Corrections” by James K. Hecker; and “... Read More
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6 pages
2011
Document 024981
State of Recidivism: The Revolving Door of America’s Prisons
Pew Charitable Trusts. Pew Center on the States. Public Safety Performance Project (Washington, DC).
Anyone concerned with keeping ex-offenders out of prison or jail, be they correctional professionals or concerned community members, should read this publication. “This report seeks to elevate the public discussion about recidivism, prompting policy makers and the public to dig more deeply into the factors that impact rates of return to prison, and into effective strategies for reducing them” (p. 1). Sections following an executive summary are: introduction—recidivism as a performance measure, o... Read More
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42 pages
2011
Document 025448
The Path to Successful Reentry: The Relationship Between Correctional Education, Employment and Recidivism
By Cronin, Jake. Univerity of Missouri. Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs. Institute of Public Policy (Columbia, MO).
The ability of education acquired in prison to increase post-incarceration employment rates and lower recidivism rates is examined. Sections of this article include: abstract; introduction; the impact of correctional education in Missouri; education and employment; education and recidivism; employment and recidivism; the pathway to lower recidivism rates; and conclusion. Results “show that inmates who increase their education in prison are more likely to find a full-time job after prison, and th... Read More
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6 pages
2011
Document 025443
Final Technical Report: Neighborhoods, Recidivism, and Employment Among Returning Prisoners
By Morenoff, Jeffrey D.; Harding, David J.. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
The impact of the community in which an offender resides on that individual’s potential for recidivism and employment is investigated. Sections following an abstract include: executive summary; introduction; research design and data collection; results according to frequency and timing of recidivism, neighborhoods and recidivism, and neighborhoods and employment; and conclusion. It appears that “neighborhood context predicted both the recidivism and labor market outcomes of former prisoners” (p.... Read More
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132 pages
2011
Document 025525
The Revolving Door of America's Prisons: State by State
Pew Charitable Trusts. Pew Center on the States. Public Safety Performance Project (Washington, DC).
Changes in recidivism rates between 1999-2002 and 2004-2007 are provided in an interactive format utilizing a map of the United States. Individuals can use this excellent resource to compare their state prisons’ release and recidivism rates over the past decade. Statistics provided include: the percentage of ex-offenders who are returned to prison for new crimes, returned for technical violations, and never returned to prison; and state prison releases and recidivism rates.... Read More
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2011
Document 025552
Reducing Recidivism Video
Pew Center on the States (Washington, DC).
This short video shows “how states are breaking this cycle of recidivism, and saving money, by implementing evidence-based programs and policies including risk assessment, fiscal incentives and swift and certain sanctions”.... Read More
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5 minutes
2011
Document 025526
Reducing Recidivism: Corrections Directors in Five States Share Lessons Learned
Pew Charitable Trusts. Pew Center on the States. Public Safety Performance Project (Washington, DC).
The responses of Harold W. Clarke, Justin Jones, Andrew A. Pallito, LaDonna H. Thompson, and Max Williams - the corrections directors from Virginia, Oklahoma, Vermont, Kentucky, and Oregon, respectively - regarding strategies and challenges they faced in reducing recidivism are reported. Other agencies can use these lessons learned to reduce their own recidivism. Topics discussed include: why corrections leaders are embracing recidivism reduction as a goal; where recidivism reduction fits with o... Read More
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8 pages
2011
Document 025718
State Leaders' National Forum on Reentry and Recidivism
Council of State Governments.Justice Center (New York, NY); Association of State Correctional Administrators (Hagerstown, MD); U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC); Public Welfare Foundation (Washington, DC); Pew Center on the States (Washington, DC).
Access to the agenda, presentation slides, and video segments from the State Leaders' National Forum on Reentry and Recidivism is provided at this website. Those individuals tasked with reducing the recidivism of released inmates' will want to pay a visit here. "Drawing on lessons learned from reentry policies, programs, and research, [this forum] aimed to position states to leave the event with the outlines of a plan that had the following elements: set specific goals that include concrete redu... Read More
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2011
Document 025735
Principles of Recidivism Reduction
National Reentry Resource Center (New York, NY); corrections.com.
This article is a nice, concise explanation of what risk/needs/responsivity (RNR) principles are. Topics discussed include: what is meant by risk of recidivism/criminogenic need; risk principle—focus supervision and services on the people most likely to commit crimes; what is meant by risk assessment; need principle—address an individual’s greatest criminogenic needs; what is meant by criminogenic needs; and responsivity principle—adapt interactions and services so that they enhance an individua... Read More
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3 pages
2011
Document 026127
The Effects of Prison Visitation on Offender Recidivism
Minnesota Dept. of Corrections (St. Paul, MN).
The influence visitation has on the recidivism of visited prisoners is examined. Sections of this report include: research summary; introduction; prison visitation policies; reentry and social support; prison visitation research; methodology; results for descriptive statistics, impact of visitation on time to first felony reconviction, impact of visitation on time to first revocation, and impact of inmate-visitor relationship on time to first reconviction; conclusion; and implications for correc... Read More
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41 pages
2010
Document 024284
Is Employment Associated With Reduced Recidivism? The Complex Relationship Between Employment and Crime
Those interested in the relationship between employment and recidivism experienced by parolees should find this interesting reading. “Along with determining whether obtaining employment on release from prison [in Texas] is associated with decreased odds of reincarnation, this article analyzes whether obtaining employment is associated with increase time to reincarceration” (p.1). While getting a job following release from prison does not largely reduce reincarceration long-term, the time it too... Read More
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15 p.
2010
Document 024402
6 Evidence-Based Practices Proven to Lower Recidivism: Learning to Trust the Research
By Hooley, Doug. CorrectionsOne.com (San Francisco, CA).
If you are concerned about recidivism, this article is for you. The author explains how six integrated practices will lower your recidivism rates. These are: risk/needs assessment; individual motivators; target the appropriate intervention; rewire the brain; increase positive reinforcement; and ongoing support.... Read More
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4 p.
2010
Document 024786
Predicting Post-Sentencing Re-Arrest
By Siddiqi, Qudsia. New York City Criminal Justice Agency, Inc. (New York, NY).
This study “identified case and defendant characteristics associated with a lower-than-average risk of re-arrest” (p.1). Three incarcerative sentence types are analyzed-- definite, indeterminate, and determinate. Offenders are either sentenced by New York City Criminal Court or Supreme Court. Significant predictors of post-sentencing re-arrest are prior misdemeanor convictions, prior arrests, and prior warrants.... Read More
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8 pages
2007
Document 023358
Evidence-Based Practice to Reduce Recidivism: Implications for State Judiciaries
By Warren, Roger K.. National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). Crime and Justice Institute (Boston, MA); National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC).
The reduction of recidivism by state judiciaries utilizing six principles of evidence-based practice (EBP) is explained. Seven sections follow an executive summary: introduction; current state sentencing policies and their consequences; drug courts -- the state judiciary's successful experiment with EBP; the principles of EBP; local sentencing and corrections policy reforms; state sentencing and corrections policy reforms; and conclusion. "[C]arefully targeted rehabilitation and treatment progr... Read More
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77 p.
2005
Document 020300
Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, Winter 2005
National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
This Large Jail Network meeting took place January 30-February 1, 2005, in Longmont, Colorado. Contents of these proceedings include: NICs Core Competency Model Project: Preparing Leaders in Corrections for the Future by Robert Brown; Training as a Strategic Management Tool by Tom Reid; Legal Issues and Mentally Ill Inmates by Bill Collins; Mental Health Services in Jails: Identifying Problems by Joel A. Dvoskin; Informal Announcements by David Parrish; Mental Health Issues: Open Forum Discussio... Read More
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67 p.
2001
Document 016965
Recidivism of Sex Offenders
By Bynum, Tim. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
The potential for commission of subsequent offenses by sex offenders is examined. This report looks at the following issues: measurement of sex offender recidivism; factors associated with recidivism; review of studies concerning rapists, child molesters, and probationers; synthesis of recidivism studies; impact of interventions on recidivism -- treatment, juvenile treatment research, supervision, and evaluating the effects; implications for sex offender management; and concluding remarks.... Read More
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20 p.
1989
Document 007808
Does Sentencing Felony Probationers to Community Service Affect Recidivism and Economic Sanction Compliance?: A Four-Year Longitudinal Study
By Wheeler, Gerald R.; Rudolph, Amy S.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Harris County Adult Probation Dept. (Houston, TX).
Findings show that a higher percentage of persons sentenced to unpaid community service successfully terminated probation during the study period and paid higher restitution fees. The cost effectiveness of community service sentencing is presented, and guidelines for this form of restitution are discussed. (Abstract). Includes bibliography.... Read More
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22 p.
1983
Document 002663
Success on Parole: The Influence of Self-Reported Attitudes, Experiences and Background Characteristics on the Parole Behaviors of Youthful Offenders, Final Report
By Wiederanders, Mark R.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). California Dept. of the Youth Authority (Sacramento, CA).
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89 p.
1983
Document 002664
Success on Parole: The Influence of Self-Reported Attitudes, Experiences and Background Characteristics on the Parole Behaviors of Youthful Offenders, Staff Summary
By Wiederanders, Mark R.. National Institute of Corrections NWashington, DC). California Dept. of the Youth Authority (Sacramento, CA).
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23 p.
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