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Kelly Zdon 3/24/2014 Annotated Bibliography (Revision) Criminology Butler, Melanie A. 2008. "Actuarial Prediction of Institutional Maladjustment and Recidivism in Severe Male Juvenile Offenders." The Florida State University, Ann Arbor. Retrieved February 23, 2014. ( ? url= ). This article found that 30% of serious male juveniles recidivate. The most predominant factor that lead to the recidivism of serious male offenders was the criminal history of the juvenile. The definition of criminal history in this study was age of onset criminal history, number of prior arrest/ adjudications, severity of the crimes committed and history of incarceration treatment. Other big factors in predicting recidivism in serious male juveniles was the number of prior institutional commitments and nature/ type of criminal activity. It was shown in this study that a juvenile that committed a felony offense was much more likely to recidivate than a juvenile that committed a misdemeanor offense. This article pointed out several times throughout it that one of the most important things that most studies don’t do is how one risk factor effects the likely hood of another happening. Most studies individualize everything. Another flaw that this study pointed out in the correctional world is that the YLS assessments aren’t given as much time as they should. Most assessments would take about 30 minutes and that isn’t nearly enough time to fully understand the true risk level of the juvenile that is being assessed. The article also pointed out that the assessments were nonsystematic which would lead to unbiased and inconsistent results. This study originally started with 633 institutional file of adjudicated juveniles between 12 and 19 sentenced to a maxium-security in southeastern United States. All of the juveniles were serious male offenders and the final sample ended up being 489 juveniles’ files. The information that I want to use from this article is the information about what causes serious male offenders to recidivate the most and also the information about the carelessness that the corrections has towards YLS assessments because those are such an important part in understanding a juvenile that is being brought into the facility. Chung, Annie. 2000. "Juvenile Offenders Involved in a System of Care Project: Predicting Differential Recidivism by Youths' Characteristics, Family Risk Factors, emotional/behavioral Indicators, Early Offending Profiles, and Service Utilization." University of California, Santa Barbara, Ann Arbor. Retrieved February 23, 2014. ( ? accountid=12259 ). This study just like most other studies really focused on males, but has some great information about both genders and how they vary from one another and what risks factors are more likely to see in males compared to females. The ones that are more commonly seen in males compared
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