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Modelling factors central to recidivism: an investigation of sentence management in the Scottish Prison Service.

Hancock, Philip G and Raeside, Robert (2009) Modelling factors central to recidivism: an investigation of sentence management in the Scottish Prison Service. The Prison Journal, 89 (1). pp. 99-118. ISSN 0032-8855

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This investigation explores the relationship of sentence management and recidivism. Data were manually gathered on a sample of more than 200 prisoners released from two facilities in Scotland. Key elements of sentence management are observed as significant in the prediction of reoffending, such as a prisoner's previous offense history and employability. However, other elements integral to the design of sentence management, such as psychometric and behavioral test results, are not. In addition, survival analysis shows that release from an open prison environment is associated with reduced reconviction rates, but only during the 1st year from release.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 0032-8855
Electronic ISSN: 1552-7522
Uncontrolled Keywords: recidivism; survival analysis; logistic regression; prisoner management; sentence management;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Employment Research Institute
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations > 658 General management
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Item ID: 4377
Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2011 16:05
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2012 11:40
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/4377

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