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A Comprehensive Study of Recidivism Rates among Canadian Federal Offenders / Lynn A. Stewart. Goeff Wilton, Sebastian Baglole & Ryan Miller.

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Alternate Title

Étude exhaustive des taux de récidive chez les délinquants canadiens sous respmsabilité fédérale.




Includes bibliographical references. p.58-60.


1 online resource (101 pages)


Issued also in French under title : Étude exhaustive des taux de récidive chez les délinquants canadiens sous respmsabilité fédérale.
"July 2019."


This study provides a comprehensive estimate of recidivism rates of federally sentenced offenders based on reconvictions that resulted in returns to federal custody or in provincial or territorial sanctions. Using official records from the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) database combined with data from the Offender Management System (OMS), we examined the rates of reoffending of any kind and violent reoffending over various follow-up periods for the following groups: all men, all women, Indigenous men and women offenders, Black offenders, and South East Asian offenders. -- Executive Summary, p. iii.


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1. INTRODUCTION. -- Measures of recidivism internationally and in Canada. 2. METHOD. -- Participants. -- Procedure/Analytic Approach. -- Measures/Material. -- 3. RESULTS. -- Reoffending and violent reoffending rates. -- Rate of return to federal custody. -- Rates of return to federal custody pre warrant expiry. -- Rates of return to federal custody post-warrant expiry. -- Rates of reoffending post-WED based on CPIC records. -- Recidivism rates by Index Offence Type. -- Results by Crime Severity Index. -- Recidivism by region of release. -- Recidivism results by age of release. -- Results by self-identified ethnic group. -- Results by citizenship. -- 4. DISCUSSION. -- Limitations/Considerations. -- Conclusions.


Research Report (Canada. Correctional Service Canada. Research Branch) ; 2019, no. R-426.

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