assignment 4 - In 1983, the BJS conducted a study on...

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In 1983, the BJS conducted a study on recidivism rates that spanned over three years. Recidivism rates are the estimates of the percentage of released prisoners who commit another offense. The data for this research was collected from the criminal identification in eleven states and the FBI. The eleven states that participated were California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, and Texas. Only felonies and serious misdemeanors were collected. There were three measures of recidivism: rearrest, reconviction, and reincarceration. Rearrest is any arrest for felony or serious misdemeanor that was reported to the state identification bureau or the FBI. Reconviction is any conviction on at least one charge after the date of release from prison. Reincarceration is either any return to prison or any admission to a local jail with a sentence for a new offense. Criminologists agree that rearrest is the most reliable. Using only reported convictions would understate the true
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