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Recidivism

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Re-offending
Reoffending
Repeat offenses
NARROWER TERMS


Report

Sentencing breaches of Personal Safety Intervention Orders in Victoria

This report analyses data on personal safety intervention orders (PSIOs) in Victoria from 2011 to 2020. It aims to assist the Victorian Law Reform Commission with its inquiry on responses to stalking.
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Youth Justice Indicators summary report: December 2021

Focusing on the 2020/2021 time period, this report has been prepared to help those involved in youth justice understand system-wide trends and issues.
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Australia's prison dilemma: research paper

Australia is putting more people in prison, despite a fall in the number of criminal offenders. This paper looks at what is driving these trends, the costs on society and whether there are alternatives to prison that still keep the community safe, but at a...
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Organised crime and criminal careers: findings from an Australian sample

This study analyses the recorded criminal histories of a sample of individuals affiliated with known organised crime groups.
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Patterns and predictors of reoffending among child sexual offenders: a rapid evidence assessment

This report presents a rapid evidence assessment which provides an updated review of reoffending research on child sexual offenders from January 2010 to March 2020. Thirty-three studies examining 55 independent samples of adult and juvenile child sexual offenders were reviewed.
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Reoffending among child sexual offenders

This study examines reoffending among 1,092 male offenders proceeded against for a child sexual offence in New South Wales between 2004 and 2013.
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Serious offending by people serving a Community Correction Order: 2019–20

This report analyses the number of people sentenced in 2019–20 for committing a serious offence while serving a community correction order (CCO). Also available is a complete list of serious offences current between 16 January 2012 and 30 June 2020.
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Partners in crime: the relationship between disadvantage and Australia’s criminal justice systems

This report explores the relationship between disadvantage and Australia’s criminal justice systems. The report draws on findings from a range of consultations with experts from across the sector including academics, service providers, practitioners, government and community actors from multiple jurisdictions, through individual consultations, roundtable discussions...
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What are the characteristics of effective youth offender programs?

This review consolidates research on the practical implementation of tertiary youth offender programs to identify the design, delivery and implementation factors associated with positive changes in youth offending behaviours.
Evaluation

The long-term effect of the NSW Drug Court on recidivism

Treating drug-related offenders is far more effective than sending them to prison, according to this research. The researchers compared re-offending rates among Drug Court participants with offenders who had been deemed eligible for the Drug Court but not placed on it. Offenders were followed up...
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Young people returning to sentenced youth justice supervision 2018-19

This report presents data on returns to sentenced supervision using measures developed as part of a related Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) project— 'Using the Juvenile Justice National Minimum Data Set' to measure juvenile recidivism.
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Circle Sentencing, incarceration and recidivism

This study by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) has found that Aboriginal people who participate in Circle Sentencing have lower rates of imprisonment and recidivism than Aboriginal people who are sentenced in the traditional way.
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Crossover youth scoping study

'Crossover Children' are young people (14-17 years) who cross from state care and protection to serious and recidivist offending. The report reviews the research and statistics both past and present, both nationally and internationally related to this population.
Evaluation

Creating Futures: Weave’s intensive support service for young people leaving custody or involved in the criminal justice system

'Creating Futures' is an intensive support service for young people leaving custody or otherwise involved in the criminal justice system on bail, community orders or court diversion. Weave invited independent researchers to evaluate Creating Futures over a three-year period beginning in 2017. This report outlines...
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The costs of Indigenous and non-Indigenous offender trajectories

The findings in this report emphasise the high cost of current criminal justice system responses to Indigenous and chronic offenders in particular and the need to consider innovative and more cost-effective approaches to reduce offending by individuals in these groups.
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Community-based approaches to sexual offender reintegration

This research aims to contribute towards building an evidence base about community-based reintegration programs in order to inform the development and operation of community-based reintegration programs for sexual offenders, and thus to enhance community safety.
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Ravenhall prison: rehabilitating and reintegrating prisoners

This audit examines if Corrections Victoria and GEO Group have developed best practice prisoner management at Ravenhall to rehabilitate offenders and reduce recidivism. It also assesses if there are effective performance and evaluation frameworks in place to measure these outcomes.
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Repeat domestic and family violence among young people

This study analysed Victoria Police reported incident data on almost 4,000 young people (aged 12–18) involved in domestic and/or family violence. The findings highlight the need for timely, targeted and graduated responses to domestic and family violence among young people.
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Obstacles to effective support of people released from prison

The findings of this report, in combination with an extensive body of literature, illustrate that addressing reoffending and reimprisonment requires a coordinated whole-of-government approach across justice, community and welfare services, housing and health.