Federal Probation Volume: 78 Issue: 1 Dated: June 2014 Pages: 3-11
This study examined post-conviction supervision outcomes in the Federal probation and pretrial services system.
Highlights of findings from this study on post-conviction supervision outcomes in the Federal probation and pretrial services system include the following: 9 percent of offenders on supervision were re-arrested after the first year, 16 percent were rearrested within the second year, almost 21 percent were rearrested within 3 years, almost 25 percent were rearrested within 4 years, and almost 31 percent were rearrested within 5 years of starting supervision. In terms of criminal activity, almost 7 percent of offenders who completed supervision were rearrested within 1 year, about 11 percent were rearrested within 2 years, and almost 15 percent were rearrested within 3 years. The majority of the rearrests were for offenses involving drugs or violent or property offenses; and high-risk offenders were more likely to be rearrested compared to medium or low-risk offenders. This study used data obtained from Federal supervision records from the Probation and Pretrial Services Automated Case Tracking System (PACTS) covering 367,904 offenders serving either probation or a term of supervision release. The goal of the study was to calculate rates of recidivism among offenders released under the Federal probation and pretrial services system to determine the effectiveness of Federal supervision programs. The findings from the study indicate that the Federal supervision programs are successful at limiting offenders' involvement in new criminal activity. Tables, figures, and appendixes
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