What are various definitions of recidivism or measures used in recidivism studies? Cite some individual studies that utilize differing definitions. Insure you provide and cite the reference source for at least two (2) competing definitions of recidivism. Do not use a generic dictionary or web dictionary for these references. Use peer reviewed, academic or refereed journal studies for these definitions. You may also use research found in the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), The National Crime Information Center (NCIS) or the National Institute of Corrections (NIC).
What are some dimensions on which these definitions vary?
How do the differing definitions or dimensions affect the findings or decision-making?
Conclusions are included in the final few paragraphs or pages of an academic work.
Based on the research, what guidance can be given to future researchers on defining recidivism?
What guidance should be given to correctional administrators and others who “consume” evaluative research concerning what consumers should be cautions of or look for in the research under review and possibly intended for utilization?
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