Research and analysis

Do offender characteristics affect the impact of short custodial sentences and court orders on reoffending?

Explores effects of offender characteristics on the reoffending impacts of short custodial sentences (<12 months) and court orders, and requirements imposed.

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Do offender characteristics affect the impact of short custodial sentences and court orders on reoffending?

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Using offender data from 2008 to 2011 (inclusive) from Offender Assessment System (OASys) assessments, probation and reoffending, and tax and benefits systems, the study for the first time examines different impacts of sentences according to offender characteristics. It also examines the reoffending impacts of mental health treatment requirements and alcohol treatment requirements.

Published 17 May 2018