The ISD-measure for high frequency offenders

The ISD-measure for high frequency offenders

Social cost-benefit analysis of a possible prolongation (full text only available in Dutch)

Summary

October 1st 2004 the ISD-measure for high frequency offenders came into effect. The ISD-measure aims to improve public safety by incapacitation of high frequency offenders for a longer period (maximum of 2 years) and by reducing post-release recidivism by re-socialisation. High frequency offenders (HFOs) are sentenced in special sections in prisons (ISD stands for Institution for habitual offenders) and those offenders who are motivated receive treatment and a rehabilitation program with the aim to reduce recidivism.


First, the authors analysed for which HFOs a prolonged treatment would be useful. Second, they analysed the social costs and benefits of a prolonged ISD-measure. They analysed five different alternatives and compared these alternatives with the regular ISD-measure of two years.

Publication data

Author(s):
Zutphen, F. van, Goderie, Marjolein, Janssen, J.
Organization(s):
Van Zutphen Economisch Advies , WODC
Place of publication:
Rotterdam
Publisher:
Van Zutphen Economisch Advies
Year of publication:
2014

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