This paper reports the results of a study aiming to examine whether a relationship exists between parental supervision/involvement and recidivism
among juvenile offenders at a South Carolina detention facility.
Second, results from several states involved in initiatives to reduce recidivism
in the last decade are showing results.
The result may well be many more attempted attacks by convicted sex offenders and therefore higher recidivism
rates on the whole, even if every individual attack attempted becomes somewhat less likely to succeed.
There are numerous studies of the benefits of correctional education programs in terms of reducing recidivism
and decreasing the cost of incarceration (Blackburn, 1981; Burke and Vivian, 2001; Cecil et al.
The current study evaluated recidivism
among released inmates from one of the country's largest jail systems (Philadelphia) and separated inmates into four categories: those with severe mental illnesses, those with a substance-abuse problem, those with dual problems of mental illness and substance abuse, and those with neither problem.
States also vary in how they track recidivism
, making state-to-state comparisons difficult.
EXISTING RESEARCH ON FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH RECIDIVISM
Harris spent a decade as a front-line prosecutor in San Francisco before taking over the district attorney's office, where she pioneered efforts to slow recidivism
Much literature about prison ex-inmates reports on this disparity, yet little is known about racial disparity in recidivism
rates among jail ex-inmates.
Ex-prisoners face daunting obstacles to successful re-entry into society, and rates of recidivism
Further, according to current outcome evaluation data, youth court offenders have lower recidivism
rates than offenders in other juvenile adjudicating formats (Butts, Buck, & Coggeshall, 2002).
In a series of reports to Corrections officials, Quirk indicated that the three year recidivism
rate from the biofeedback unit (using these techniques) had never been more then 45% and in some groups had fallen to 15%.