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A systematic review of criminal recidivism rates worldwide: current difficulties and recommendations for best practice

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To systematically review recidivism rates internationally, report whether they are comparable and, on the basis of this, develop best reporting guidelines for recidivism.We searched MEDLINE, Google Web, and Google Scholar search engines for recidivism rates around the world, using both non-country-specific searches as well as targeted searches for the 20 countries with the largest total prison populations worldwide.We identified recidivism data for 18 countries. Of the 20 countries with the l...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pone.0130390

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Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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St Cross College
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PloS one Journal website
Volume:
10
Issue:
6
Pages:
e0130390
Publication date:
2015-06-18
Acceptance date:
2015-05-20
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1932-6203
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pubs:528553
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uri:4cb17c4e-f915-456b-a641-7389205e399a
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uuid:4cb17c4e-f915-456b-a641-7389205e399a
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pubs:528553
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6

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