||Internet Resource, Computer File
|All Authors / Contributors:
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research.
||Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2004-10-30.
||Start: 1994; and end: 1997.
||Mode of access: Intranet.
||Part 1: Data File.
||ICPSR (Series), 3355.
RECIDIVISM OF PRISONERS RELEASED IN 1994: [UNITED STATES] is a database containing information on each of 38,624 sampled prisoners released from prisons in 15 states in 1994 and tracked for three years following their release. The majority of the database consists of information on each released prisoner's entire officially recorded criminal history (before and after the 1994 release). Sources for criminal history information are state and FBI automated RAP sheets ("Records of Arrests and Prosecutions"), which contain records of arrests, adjudications, and sentences. The study is the second major recidivism study conducted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics. The first study tracked over 16,000 prisoners released in 11 states in 1983 (ICPSR 8875) for three years. These two studies are the closest approximation to "national" recidivism studies in the United States. They are distinguished by their large sample size (over 16,000 released prisoners in the first study, 38,624 in the second), geographic breadth of coverage (11 states in the first study, 15 in the second), length of prospective tracking (three years from date of release in both studies), ability to track the movement of released prisoners across state boundaries (both studies), and multiple measures of recidivism (both studies). Demographic data include race, ethnicity, sex, and date of birth ... Cf.: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03355.