Success in the Media

What Works in Parole and Probation?

By Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the Department of Justice’s clearinghouse. Graduate-Johns Hopkins University. What Works in Parole and Probation First in a series of articles on parole and probation research and practice. Subtitles Is crime control or […]

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Federal Offender Recidivism and Prior Arrests

Federal Offender Recidivism Editor’s note: A full report on major offender recidivism studies is available on this site at http://www.crimeinamerica.net/2014/11/24/released-prisoners-arrested-or-returned-to-incarceration/ Ad: “A Must Have Book,” Success With The Media: Everything You Need To Survive Reporters and Your Organization now available at Amazon https://amzn.com/151948965X Of the nearly 43,000 federal offenders who were placed on federal community […]

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Recidivism Among Federal and State Offenders

Summary This report provides a broad overview of key findings from the United States Sentencing Commission’s study of recidivism of federal offenders. The Commission studied offenders who were either released from federal prison after serving a sentence of imprisonment or placed on a term of probation in 2005. Nearly half (49.3%) of such offenders were […]

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Released Prisoners Arrested or Returned to Incarceration

Crime in America.Net Updated in November of 2014. Update of a 2010 article. We have a reader request; she asks about recidivism of people released from prison (arrests, convictions, returns to prison). The report below summarizes the four principle studies: April, 2014 study from the Bureau of Justice Statistics Following Prison Releases for Three and […]

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Correctional Programs Reduce Crime-Update-Two New Programs Offered

Crime in America.Net Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to subscribe to the RSS feed for updates on this topic. Powered by WP Greet Box WordPress Plugin Updated late December, 2010. Gentlereaders: Please see another update from our previous “What Works in Corrections” where we attempt to provide an overview of […]

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San Francisco has highest recidivism rate in California—78 percent go back to prison.

The report below comes from KALW news, a public radio station serving the San Francisco and Oakland areas. It’s really great to see a radio station retake the mantle of news reporting. The summary is extracted from their report. See . National prisoner recidivism data is offered below. Crime in America.Net KALW report: San Francisco […]

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Correctional Programs Reduce Crime-Update-Report on 99 Recidivism Studies

Crime in America.Net Updated winter of 2010. Two new programs added regarding jobs for offenders (great data as to what works) and properly classifying high risk offenders and adding programs. Shows long range reductions in recidivism. Gentlereaders: Please see another update from our previous “What Works in Corrections” where we attempt to provide an overview of […]

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Percent of Released Prisoners Returning to Incarceration

Crime in America.Net-Updated in November of 2014 and July of 2016. We have a reader request; she asks about recidivism of people released from prison (arrests, convictions, returns to prison). The report below summarizes the five principle studies: Federal Offender Recidivism-June of 2016 Please buy my book:“A Must Have Book,” Success With The Media: Everything […]

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Mental Health Courts Lower Recidivism

Gentlereaders:  The research continues the generally positive results from speciality courts focusing on an array of criminal justice issues like drugs, probation violations, prisoner reentry and mental health issues.  There is a point where the Department of Justice should take a harder look as to why so many court-related programs are claiming success. In all probability, […]

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What Works in Corrections-Crime in America.Net

Updated August, 2010. This article summarizes data as to the effectiveness of correctional programs regarding reductions in recidivism (returns to the criminal justice system via arrest, prosecution or incarceration). Note that most states define recidivism as a return to incarceration. The research focuses on programs giving offenders skills they need to become productive citizens. For […]

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Jobs for Offenders Works to Reduce Crime: Crime in America.Net

The Prisoner Re-Entry Initiative Evaluation Final Report This is the seventh entry in a series addressing whether correctional programs work to reduce recidivism (return to the criminal justice system via arrest, prosecution or incarceration). The program described below focuses on employment and mentoring and involved the US Department of Labor and other federal agencies.  In late […]

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Do Drug Courts Work? Crime News-Crime in America.Net

Crime in America.Net We posted an article on a 20 year study of a successful offender-based treatment program addressing an effort to teach criminal offenders to change their thinking patterns (Cognitive Based Therapy) as to how they dealt with life’s issues (i.e., you don’t use violence to solve everyday problems). We received reader inquiries as to additional […]

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Sex offenders four times more likely to be arrested for another sex crime: Crime statistics

Recidivism of Sex Offenders: Crime Statistics—Reader Request Crime in America.Net staff Gentlereaders: We were asked by a reader for data on the recidivism of sex offenders. To comply with the reader’s request, we offer the data below from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) of the US Department of Justice. Please note that BJS data […]

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Crime News: Do Inmates Convicted of Murder Commit Violent Crime While in Prison?

Crime News: Sorensen and Cunningham examined the characteristics and disciplinary data of approximately 70,000 inmates in the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) in 2002and 2003 to study the relationship between conviction offense and prison violence.The main focus of the study was to assess whether inmates convicted of homicide were more violence-prone than other offenders. The […]

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Mentally Ill Offenders Return to Prison Faster: Crime Statistics

Cloyes, Wong, Latimer, and Abarca conducted a study of recidivism among offenders with serious mental illness (SMI). Their study was designed to identify SMI offenders and to calculate the time from prison release to reincarceration (arrest or incarceration) for SMI offenders as compared to non-SMI offenders. This study included 9,245 prisoners released from Utah state […]

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