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Re-Analysis of Existing Data on Stalking Recidivism

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The purpose of this study is examine aggregate trends and patterns in stalking recidivism using a secondary data on a large and diverse sample of offenders from a study entitled "Criminal Recidivism in a Large Cohort of Offenders Released from Prison in Florida, 2004-2008" (Bhati, 2010). Data include demographic characteristics of offenders released from the Florida Department of Corrections from 1996 to 2004, as well as data on initial and subsequent offenses. Analysis will compare cases of stalking recidivists to those rearrested for other violent crimes and non-recidivists. Analytic strategies include logistic regression to compare stalkers and non stalkers with recidivism as the dependent variable; propensity score matching to assess the effect of post-release supervision as the "treatment" condition influencing recidivism for stalking and other interpersonal crime types; and survival curve analysis featuring variables that represent time to re-arrest and time to re-conviction for stalking recidivists. ca/ncf

Date Created: September 8, 2013