Lapse into old mistakes

Lapse into old mistakes

measuring recidivism to help determine the rehabilitative effect of penal interventions (full text available only in Dutch)

Summary

In criminology, measuring recidivism is a well-known method of establishing the preventive effect of penal interventions. Recidivism research in the Netherlands has lacked a sound methodological basis and there is consequently no comprehensive view on the outcome of penal interventions - until recently, that is since the WODC has meanwhile developed a 'Recidivism Monitor'. This is a project in which reconviction rates of virtually all offenders who have come into contact with the Dutch judiciary are routinely computed. The development of this instrument and its applications in evaluation research form the central themes of this dissertation.

Publication data

Author(s):
Wartna, B.S.J.
Organization(s):
WODC
Place of publication:
Den Haag
Publisher:
Boom Juridische uitgevers
Year of publication:
2009
ISBN:
978 90 8974 085 4
Series:
Onderzoek en beleid 275

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