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released: 2 Dec 2013 author: AIHW

This report reviewed results and recommendations of a project exploring youth recidivism, including to determining whether youth recidivism could be analysed using data from the Juvenile Justice National Minimum Data Set (JJ NMDS). There are substantial benefits in using a longitudinal data collection such as the JJ NMDS, but also some limitations. Preliminary data analysed showed that nationally, over two-fifths (43%) of young people with sentenced supervision in 2010-11 had returned to sentenced supervision within 1 year, while over three-fifths (63%) of those with sentenced supervision in 2009-10 had returned to sentenced supervision within 2 years.

ISSN 1833-3230; ISBN 978-1-74249-519-4; Cat. no. JUV 32; 43pp.; $11

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title & verso page
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
  • Body section
  1. Introduction
  2. List of recommendations
  3. Key issues in using the JJ NMDS to
    measure recidivism
  4. Returns to youth justice
  5. Impact of pseudo-recidivism
  • End matter
    • Appendix: Data and methods
      • Data sources
      • Linkage method
      • Analysis data sets
      • Demographic information
      • Exclusions
      • Return orders
      • Time to return
      • Birth cohorts
      • Supervision cohorts
      • Pseudo-recidivism analysis
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • More information and related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2013. Using the Juvenile Justice National Minimum Data Set to measure juvenile recidivism. Juvenile justice series no.14. Cat. no. JUV 32. Canberra: AIHW.

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