Conferencing and re-offending in Queensland

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Title Conferencing and re-offending in Queensland
Author Hayes, Hennessey Duane; Daly, Kathleen
Journal Name The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology
Editor John Pratt
Year Published 2004
Place of publication Bowen Hills, Qld
Publisher Australian Academic Press
Abstract This paper adds to a growing body of Australian research on conferencing and re-offending. We gathered data from conference case files and offending history records for 200 young offenders who were conferenced in southeast Queensland from April 1997 to May 1999 to assess the impact of offender characteristics and conference features on future offending behaviour. After 3 to 5 years following their conference, just over half (56%) of the young offenders in our sample went on to commit one or more offences. Bivariate analyses showed that offenders' age at conference, age at first offence, gender and prior offending history were associated with post-conference offending. Survival analysis demonstrated how these offender characteristics impacted upon estimated probabilities of re-offending. However, the conference measures were not significantly associated with post-conference offending because of little to no variation. We conclude that while there remains uncertainty about how conference features are related to re-offending, what offenders bring to their conference is highly predictive of what they do afterwards.
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Published Yes
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2004 Australian Academic Press. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here with permission of the publisher for your personal use. Not for redistribution. For more information about this journal, please refer to the publisher's website, follow link.
Volume 37
Issue Number 2
Page from 167
Page to 191
ISSN 0004-8658
Date Accessioned 2004-12-18
Language en_AU
Research Centre Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance; ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security
Faculty Faculty of Arts
Subject Criminology
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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