WASHINGTON Feb. 3, 2011 Prisoner Recidivism Analysis Tool
The public can use this online tool to analyze a large research database and verify statistics found in government publications, media reports or other sources that use these data. The tool allows users to move beyond the published statistics to explore in more detail the recidivism patterns of released prisoners. Users may examine the recidivism patterns of released prisoners based on one or more attributes, such as gender, age at release, race, Hispanic origin, commitment offense, sentence length, prior arrests and prior commitments. For example, while published reports document the recidivism patterns of women leaving prison, the new tool will allow users to determine the recidivism patterns of younger and older women, women committed for a specific offense or women with different criminal histories.
Prisoner Recidivism Analysis Tool Howard N. Snyder http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov
Laurie O. Robinson http://www.ojp.gov
SOURCE Bureau of Justice Statistics