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Justice Under Pressure: a Comparison of Recidivism Patterns Among Four Successive Parolee Cohorts

by Kelly, William A Ekland-Olson, Sheldon

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  • ISBN: 9780387940120
  • ISBN10: 038794012X

Justice Under Pressure: a Comparison of Recidivism Patterns Among Four Successive Parolee Cohorts

by Kelly, William A Ekland-Olson, Sheldon

  • List Price: $148.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • Publish date: 06/01/1993
  • ISBN: 9780387940120
  • ISBN10: 038794012X
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Description: 1 National Trends and the Assessment of Prison Crowding.- National Tends--1975 through 1989.- A Sea-Change in Prisoner Rights.- Assessing the Impact of Litigated Prison Reform.- 2 Population, Political, and Judicial Pressures on the Texas Criminal Justice System.- The Texas Prison Crowding Crisis.- Pressure from the Media.- Pressure from the Federal Court.- The Legislative Response.- Pressure Moves to the Parole System.- The Legislature Restructures the Criminal Justice System.- The Study Design.- 3 Intra-Cohort Variation in Reincarceration.- Characteristics of the Pooled 1984 and 1985 Cohorts.- Reincarceration Offense Patterns.- Conclusion.- 4 Inter-Cohort Comparisons of Reincarceration Rates.- Trends in Reincarceration.- Correlates of Recidivism across Cohorts.- Conclusion.- 5 Multivariate Prediction of Reincarceration.- Analysis of Parole Outcome.- Data and Model Fitting.- Analysis of Survival Time.- Conclusion.- 6 An Evaluation of the Legislative Response: The Prison Management Act.- Background of the Prison Management Act.- Operation of the Prison Management Act.- Data and Methods.- Results.- Conclusion.- 7 Incarceration and Crime: Is There a Link?.- Incarceration and Crime.- National and Two-State Comparisons.- Alternative Explanations for Varying Trends in California and Texas.- Conclusion.- 8 Conclusions and Policy Implications.- The Back-Door Solution: Parole Release.- The Front Door Solution: Intermediate Sanctions.- Increasing Prison Capacity.- Appendix A: Salient Factor Score.- Appendix B: Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles (BPP) Regions.- References.
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