IDENTIFYING NOVEL, HEALTH-RELATED PREDICTORS OF RECIDIVISM: INFORMING EVIDENCE-BASED THROUGHCARE

Grant number: DP140102333 | Funding period: 2014 - 2017

Completed

Abstract

Throughcare is a policy priority for correctional authorities in Australia, however the evidence base to inform policy is limited. Using innovative modelling techniques and unique data from a large, representative cohort of ex-prisoners in Queensland, this study will: identify novel, health-related predictors of recidivism in the first two years after release from adult custody; examine the extent to which risk and protective factors for recidivism vary over time and according to individual characteristics; and, provide evidence-based recommendations to improve throughcare interventions and reduce recidivism.

University of Melbourne Researchers