Identifying novel, health-related predictors of recidivism: Informing evidence-based throughcare
We aim to:
- Identify novel, health-related predictors of recidivism in the first two years after release from adult custody;
- Examine the extent to which risk and protective factors for recidivism vary over time and according to individual characteristics; and
- Provide evidence-based recommendations to improve throughcare interventions and reduce recidivism.
Around 55,000 people pass through Australia's prisons each year and after release many experience poor health; most reoffend and return to prison. This project will identify novel, modifiable health-related risk factors for recidivism, directly informing programs in prison and post-release to reduce Australia's stubbornly high recidivism rate.
Australian Research Council Discovery Project
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