United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
This study examines the criminal activities of a group of
young offenders after their release from prison to parole supervision.
Previous studies have examined recidivism using arrests as the
principal measure, whereas this study examines a variety of factors,
including length of incarceration, age, sex, race, prior arrest
record, prosecutions, length of time between parole and rearrest,
parolees not prosecuted for new offenses but having their parole
revoked, rearrests in states other than the paroling states, and the
nature and location of rearrest charges. Parolees in the 22 states
covered in this study account for 50 percent of all state prisoners
paroled in the United States in 1978.
United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Recidivism Among Young Parolees: a Study of Inmates Released from Prison in 22 States, 1978. ICPSR08673-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1997. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08673.v2
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08673.v2
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This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Scope of Study
criminal justice system,
Date of Collection:
Population of offenders aged 18 to 22, released from
prison to parole supervision.
Data Collection Notes:
This data collection is hierarchically structured with
two levels. The first level contains Uniform Parole Report data and
has 4,002 records with one record per case. The second level contains
record of arrest and prosecution and has 22,192 records with one
record per case.
Random selection, or stratified sampling, or all persons
paroled, depending on the state, selected to ensure maximum coverage.
Individual records supplied in the Uniform Parole
Reports (UPR) and Federal Bureau of Investigation Records of Arrest
and Prosecution (RAP)
Extent of Processing: ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of
disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major
statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to
these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:
Standardized missing values.
Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Restrictions: For certain variables, the data have been masked to
maintain the respondent confidentiality.
Original ICPSR Release: 1988-01-06
- 1997-05-30 SAS and SPSS data definition statements are now
available for this collection.
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