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Understanding recidivism
What is recidivism?
The underlying model of recidivism
Defning recidivism
Conclusion
Key elements of recidivism
What is the target population for the study?
Examples from the Australian literature
What are the indicator events and how are they identifed?
What data source should be used?
Self-reported offending data
Administrative data
Court appearance/conviction data
Corrective services data
Illustration
What does it mean to be a non-recidivist?
How should the indicator events be defned and counted?
Defnitional issues: what type of offending is indicative of recidivism?
How should the indicator event be counted?
For how long should criminal events be observed?
What defnes an observation period?
What is an optimal period of observation?
Are adjustments needed in observations?
Overview of the literature: methodology
How much recidivism is there?
Adult prisoner recidivism
Adult offender recidivism
Juvenile detainee recidivism
Juvenile offender recidivism
What is known about recidivist offenders?
Gender
Indigenous status
Criminal history
Current offence type
Lifestyle and drug use
Post-release diffculties
Future directions for recidivism research in Australia
Priorities in recidivism research
Priority 1: developing national indicators and a national research agenda
Priority 2: improving capacity
Priority 3: standardising methodological reporting
References
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