Tag Archives: recidivism

First-Time Violent Juvenile Offenders: Probation, Placement, and Recidivism

One of the concerns of social work is youth violence. Social workers seek to prevent and intervene in youth violence and in aggression in school settings. Learning how best to curb youth violence greatly benefits social workers in the field. Implied in the phrase “juvenile corrections” is the ideal of correcting the behavior of youth who commit offenses in the ... Read More »

New from Social Work Research Journal

Recidivism and Survival Time: Racial Disparity among Jail Ex-Inmates Hyunzee Jung, MSW, Solveig Spjeldnes, PhD, and Hide Yamatani, PhD A recent study was conducted to compare the recidivism rates between black and white males for jail time.  Although prison recidivism has been studied extensively, jail recidivism has rarely been studied.  The authors hypothesized that black males would be more likely ... Read More »

Social Worker in the News – Kansas prisons see drop in recidivism

Roger Werholtz MSW, Kansas State Secretary of Corrections is a 1978 graduate of the University of Kansas, School of Social Welfare where he continues to serve as a field instructor for “administrative track” MSW students. Full Article – http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics/story/475592.html The percentage of Kansas inmates who commit new crimes while on supervised release has dropped significantly over five years.The rate, which ... Read More »