Gerard van Doorn


Parole supervision and reoffending

This is the first study to evaluate the effectiveness of parole supervision in Australia. Foreword Although more than 12,000 offenders are on parole at any given time, little is known about the effectiveness of parole supervision in reducing reoffending. The few studies that have been...

Parole supervision and re-offending: a propensity score matching analysis

This study finds evidence that parole is effective in reducing the risk of re-offending in Australia. Executive summary The current study sought to address four questions of importance to correctional policy: 1. Does unconditional release increase the risk, speed or seriousness of further offending compared...