By Maynard Law Office; reprinted with permission . . . Recently, the Bureau of Justice Statistics released a report entitled, “Recidivism of Sex Offenders Released from State Prison: A 9-Year Follow Up (2005-2014).”
“Notwithstanding the sensationalist headline (“three times as likely”), the statistics reported are actually quite favorable.
First, it’s important to note that this BOJ report is not based on samples of offender populations, as is the case in most of the academic research in this area. Rather, the report relies on data from the entire population of prisoners released from state facilities in 2005 (30 state, including NJ, were included in the analysis).