Mulder offenders: background characteristics and recidivism

Mulder offenders: background characteristics and recidivism

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Summary

The present study contributes to the discussion on a progressive penalty system by providing insight on the background characteristics and recidivism of Mulder offenders, i.e., persons who have committed a minor traffic offence covered by the Administrative Law enforcement traffic regulations (in Dutch: ‘Wahv’, also called Mulder Law).
The following research questions are answered:

  1. What are the characteristics of Mulder offenders? Are there any differences between frequent Mulder offenders and other Mulder offenders?
  2. What is the recidivism rate for Mulder offenders? Are there any differences between frequent Mulder offenders and other Mulder offenders?
  3. To what extent is a history of Mulder offences a predictor of Mulder recidivism and criminal recidivism (with a traffic offence)?

Publication data

Author(s):
Blom, M., Weijters, G., Blokdijk, D.
Organization(s):
WODC
Place of publication:
The Hague
Publisher:
WODC
Year of publication:
2018
Series:
Cahiers 2018-13

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