Justice Under Pressure

A Comparison of Recidivism Patterns Among Four Successive Parolee Cohorts

  • Sheldon Ekland-Olson
  • William R. Kelly

Part of the Research in Criminology book series (RESEARCH CRIM.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Sheldon Ekland-Olson, William R. Kelly
    Pages 1-12
  3. Sheldon Ekland-Olson, William R. Kelly
    Pages 30-51
  4. Sheldon Ekland-Olson, William R. Kelly
    Pages 52-66
  5. Sheldon Ekland-Olson, William R. Kelly
    Pages 67-84
  6. Sheldon Ekland-Olson, William R. Kelly
    Pages 85-104
  7. Sheldon Ekland-Olson, William R. Kelly
    Pages 105-119
  8. Sheldon Ekland-Olson, William R. Kelly
    Pages 120-129
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 130-142

About this book


Justice Under Pressure analyzes the effects of prison crowding on the justice system. The authors focus on dramatic changes in the administration of criminal justice in Texas during the 1980s and the influence of those changes on the three-year survival rates among parolees released between 1984 and 1987. Setting out to identify differences in recidivism and the crime rate as a result of the changes instituted in Texas, the authors report the findings of their comparative "survival analysis" of 4 successive cohorts of parolees, plus a chapter specifically directed at a comparative analysis of an emergency release cohort. The final chapter compares prison construction policies and crime rate trends in Texas and California to highlight the major policy implications of the findings. This book is of particular interest to criminologists, forensic psychologists, forensic psychiatrists, and students in these fields.


Crime Criminal Justice Kriminalprognose Kriminalpsychiatrie Kriminalpsychologie Recidivism criminal psychology justice psychiatry psychology

Authors and affiliations

  • Sheldon Ekland-Olson
    • 1
  • William R. Kelly
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Sociology and DeanUniversity of Texas at AustinAustinUSA
  2. 2.Department of SociologyUniversity of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-9519-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-9517-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-7540
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