Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
This study examined which risk factors were predictive of recidivism among inmates released from Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) who had no mental illness, a non-substance abusing mental illness (non-SUD MI), a substance use disorder (SUD), or a co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorder (COD). The predictors of being returned to prison or being rearrested for a violent, property, or drug crime were compared across these four groups. A secondary data analysis was conducted on data obtained by Olson, Stalans, and Escobar (2016) for a study examining the predictors of recidivism for inmates released from IDOC in 2007. Logistic and negative binomial regressions examined the relationship between predictors of interest and each outcome. For each outcome, comparisons were made across the mental health groups by calculating z scores for each significant predictor. Across the four recidivism measures, the four mental health groups shared few significant predictors. Implications are discussed.
Mahoney, Meghan J., "Comparing the Risk Factors of Recidivism for Offenders with and Without Mental Illness" (2017). Master's Theses. 3690.
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