Factors associated with recidivism among offenders with mental illness.

  title={Factors associated with recidivism among offenders with mental illness.},
  author={Eladio D Castillo and Leanne Fiftal Alarid},
  journal={International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology},
  volume={55 1},
This study examined factors that explained or predicted recidivism of offenders who were mentally impaired and were under various correctional interventions. Offenders in a residential treatment program and specialized probation group, specialized probation alone, and mentally ill offenders who had served time in jail were examined. In comparison to the other two groups, the residential treatment offenders had a more extensive criminal history and were thus more likely to fail on supervision as… CONTINUE READING
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