This study may prove to be valuable in implementing new methods to reducing crime and recidivism
among juvenile offenders.
In Connecticut, for example, those released in 2007 showed a recidivism
rate of 43.
Registration laws, by enhancing the efficacy of police supervision, seem likely to reduce recidivism
of registered offenders by increasing the probability of detection and punishment of any who commit new sex offenses.
The Education Division of the Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC), in cooperation with the IDOC Research and Planning Division, has continuously modified and updated a dataset of released offenders in order to assess a variety of post-release measures such as recidivism
Findings from the study, "Examining the impact of mental illness and substance use on recidivism
in a county jail," were reported in the International Journal of Law and Psychiatry.
If these states--Alaska, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio and Texas--reduced their recidivism
rates by 10 percent, they could collectively save more than $470 million a year.
Existing research has also linked recidivism
to such factors as age at first arrest, ethnicity, drug use, and adverse family experiences.
Despite the substantial cost and numbers of people affected by the jail system and its unique role in criminal justice, the preponderance of literature about recidivism
and racial disparity focuses on former prison inmates (Yamatani, 2008).
There were no significant differences in recidivism
across the four groups in the first year of the research project, although the authors noted a trend toward lower recidivism
in the Juvenile Accountability group.
The methodology in the Quirk (1995) used a titration design to show that those who received more therapy improved more; however, with no objective standards to compare the recidivism
rate- the number must remain questionable.
Taylor, a member of the sentencing commission and an Oklahoma Supreme Court justice, said the study showed that recidivism
rates for male Genesis One participants over a five-year period was 36.
3 percent rearrest rate for child victimizers during their first three years after release -- compared with 68 percent recidivism
for other criminals.