Substantiation and recidivism.

  title={Substantiation and recidivism.},
  author={Brett Drake and Melissa Jonson-Reid and Ineke Way and Sulki Chung},
  journal={Child maltreatment},
  volume={8 4},
This article reports rates of recidivism among initially substantiated and initially unsubstantiated child maltreatment events to determine if substantiation status is associated with higher risk of recidivism. This is an important question given recent concerns that unsubstantiated cases may have as high or almost as high a risk of recidivism as do substantiated cases. The data are analyzed at both the victim level and the case level, divided by type of maltreatment, and followed for 4.5 years… CONTINUE READING

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