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The Recidivism of Homicide Offenders in Western Australia

Broadhurst, Roderic; Maller, Ross; Maller, Max; Bouhours, Brigitte


Popular perceptions concerning the recidivism of extremely violent offenders - in particular, homicide offenders - are contradictory. Perceptions vary from one extreme - that such offenders rarely commit further violent offences - to the opposite end of the spectrum, where it is thought that they remain high risks on release from custody. The present study, the first of its kind in Australia, draws on the records of persons arrested in Western Australia over the period 1984-2005 to provide...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Conference paper
Source: Proceedings of International Conference, Crime Prevention, Social Rehabilitation, and Correction, China Prison Association, The Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention, Hong Kong, and the Prison Administration Bureau of Shaanxi Province


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