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Data Analysis Tools: Recidivism

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Prisoner Recidivism Analysis Tool - 1994
This analysis tool enables users to calculate recidivism rates for persons released from State prisons. Recidivism rates may be generated for a large sample of releasees or for releasees with specific demographic, criminal history, and sentence attributes. The tool utilizes data collected by BJS on a sample of persons released from State prisons in 1994 and followed for a 3-year period.
Prisoner Recidivism Analysis Tool - 1994 Home Page (Resource Link)

Prisoner Recidivism Analysis Tool - 2005
This dynamic data analysis tool allows you to calculate recidivism rates of persons released from state prisons in 2005. The tool defines recidivism as an arrest for a new crime following release. You may generate recidivism rates for the entire sample of released prisoners or customize your search to view rates of released prisoners with specific demographic, criminal history, and sentence attributes.
Prisoner Recidivism Analysis Tool - 2005 Home Page (Resource Link)


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