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The Neglected "R"--Responsivity and the Federal Offender

Volume 78 Number 2
September 2014

The authors address some of the knowledge gaps in the presence and types of responsivity factors for federal offenders under community supervision, focusing on their frequency and the forms they take. They also examine the distribution of responsivity factors by risk and supervision levels, the relationship between federal offender demographics and responsivity, the extent to which the presence of responsivity factors varies across the federal judicial districts, and implications for possible use of Second Chance Act funds.