Recidivism during and after GBM

Recidivism during and after GBM

Comparative recidivism research GBM 2008-2013 (full text only available in Dutch)

Summary

Since 2008 the Social Conduct Order (GBM) can be administered to juvenile offenders who have committed a serious crime or repeated criminal offences and who have psychological problems that require outpatient treatment. This custodial measure offers a legal basis for obliga-tory participation in a program with various judicial interventions, such as (inten-sive) probation, treatment by a psychologist or psychiatrist, or a judicial behavioral intervention.
The research questions of the current study were:

  1. What are the characteristics of the offenders who participated in GBM in the period 2008-2013 and to what extent are they comparable to offenders in the historical and simultaneous control group?
  2. What is the effect of the GBM on recidivism during the measure in comparison with a standard conditional detention or PIJ-measure?
  3. What is the effect of the GBM on recidivism after the measure in comparison with a standard conditional detention or PIJ-measure?
  4. Which execution aspects and progress indicators predict recidivism following GBM, when correcting for offender backgrounds, penal characteristics and information about problems?

Publication data

Author(s):
Verweij, S., Tollenaar, N., Wartna, B.S.J., Weijters, G.
Organization(s):
WODC
Place of publication:
The Hague
Publisher:
WODC
Year of publication:
2017
Series:
Cahiers 2017-11

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