Research conducted by:
RAND Justice, Infrastructure, and Environment;
Safety and Justice Program
In combating crime in America, little attention has been paid to keeping children from becoming criminals. What benefit might be realized from such an approach, and at what cost?
The authors report on the benefits and costs of California's new mandatory-sentencing law, which provides for progressively longer sentences with an increasing number of prior convictions for serious felonies.
A classical experimental design was used to determine whether delinquents assigned to an experimental intensive aftercare program implemented in two sites had lower relapse and recidivism rates and a better readjustment to the community.
This report, part of a RAND study of the use of prison and probation for felony offenders, examines offender behavior after imprisonment.
Examines the accuracy of both assumptions and the implications for policies regarding the length of sentences imposed.
Summarizes findings from a project designed to examine the criminal careers of habitual felons. In-depth personal interviews with 49 prison inmates are the primary source of data.
Analysis of interviews with 49 prison inmates - armed robbers serving at least their second prison term. The interviews probed patterns of criminality; criminal sophistication; treatment by criminal justice agencies; and drug and alcohol involvement.