The Change We Need For Their Stability: Recidivism Proposal

Despite its social and economic significance, international comparison of recidivism rates have turned problematic. The key challenge is that various countries have unique ways of estimating recidivism. Some countries only consider re-convictions only, while others holds that it is re-imprisonment only, or a combination of both. Additionally, the length of time which offenders are released significantly varies with the country, which makes data collection a problematic. As a result, researchers exercise a lot of caution and restraints when comparing the data. However, America has presented the highest rates of recidivism as compared to many nations across the world.

In America, the rates vary with the state and county. In the state of Indiana, Lake County, leads in the recidivism statistics. The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), workers Walton, Malone, and Clemmons, reports that 43% of children between the ages of 0 to 7 years old who are reunified back with th...