Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. To properly care for our children, we owe them some form of extreme penalty to deal with adults who commit these evil acts. That is until last week. Chris Hanson, who I salute for all of his work in exposing what has become an epidemic, sets up decoys online to catch Internet predators soliciting sexual acts from children.
Sex Offenders: Recidivism, Re-Entry Policy and Facts | HuffPost
These statistics completely fly in the face of conventional wisdom about sex offenders being the most likely group of criminals to re-offend for their initial crime, but these are the facts. It could be argued that sex offender recidivism isn't detected and that is why this number is so low, but that could also be said of other crime categories, too. Independent studies of the effectiveness of in-prison treatment programs for sex offenders have shown that evidence-based programs can reduce recidivism by up to 15 percent. This might not sound like much, but it is. Recidivism can be further reduced up to 30 percent with after prison intervention. However, our current policies make no sense; we release many offenders to the public without some form of post-release supervision. Regardless of the program offered, it is very important to measure the effect the program has on recidivism; just because something is evidence-based, there can't be an assumption it works in the new location!
Sometimes a choice is so bad that a person does something that is against the law. Whether classified as a misdemeanor or a felony, the result of most charges like these is an entry into the justice system in some way. Youth have recidivism rates just as adults do, but the difference in the youth population is that if recidivism is understood, future arrests can be easily prevented. One of the benefits that the juvenile justice system has is that repeat offender rates are one of the most commonly charted methods to determine if a program is succeeding or failing.
Email About 68 percent of , prisoners released in 30 states in were arrested for a new crime within three years of their release from prison, and 77 percent were arrested within five years, according to a report by the Bureau of Justice Statistics BJS released Tuesday. The report, entitled Recidivism of State Prisoners Released in , is based on a BJS data collection which tracked a sample of former prison inmates from 30 states for five years following their release in According to the report, prisoners released after serving time for a property offense were the most likely to recidivate, or relapse into crime. The report also found that recidivism was highest among males, blacks and young adults.