NMSAC

MSC 0216 25
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: 505-277-6247
Fax: 505-277-4215

New Mexico Statistical Analysis Center Reports

The NMSAC has produced the following reports that have been made available to the public.  These are arranged  chronologically and can be accessed by clicking on the title.  Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view these documents and is available free of charge at Adobe’s web site

2018

Correlates of Substance Use Preferences and Prison Revocations

October 2018

The NMSAC received funding from the Bureau of Justice Statistics to complete this study, which has two objectives. First, it examines the correlates of substance use by substance type. Second, it explores whether substance use type, particularly opioid use, influences revocation of community supervision. The findings from this study indicate that the risk factors associated with substance use vary by substance type. Only two variables—a history of substance use and parolee status—were associated with increased odds of substance use regardless of the substance type. The odds of testing positive for specific substances differed by specific demographic characteristics, social capital, stability, current offense, and criminal history. These results indicate there may be different risk and protective factors associated with the choice of substance. The findings also indicate that the odds of returning to prison are highest for those who use stimulants, with or without opioids, holding all other factors constant. Other variables, such as current offense, supervision level, and violation history were associated with revocations, as were demographic variables including gender and race. This report summarizes these findings.

Substance Use among New Mexico Probationers and Parolees

October 2018

The NMSAC received funding from the Bureau of Justice Statistics to complete a study of substance use among New Mexico probationers and parolees. This study examines trends in positive substance tests over a span of 12 years, and explores the characteristics of individuals who tested positive for one or more substances. The study highlights the use of opioids among the probationer and parolee population in New Mexico. This report summarizes these findings.

Bookings and case dispositions: Violent, property, and drug crimes in Santa Fe County, New Mexico

October 2018

The NMSAC completed a study funded by the Drug Policy Alliance. The purpose of the study was to track court case outcomes of individuals booked into a New Mexico county detention center. It includes those whose most serious offenses involved a violent crime, property crime, or drug offense. An important component of the study was to examine drug-related bookings and court case outcomes by drug type. We found over half of the cases were dismissed. Further, court disposition was associated with personal and case characteristics. However, this varied by offense type. This report summarizes those findings.

2017

Absconding and Other Supervision Violations: A Study of Probationers, Parolees, and Dual Supervision in New Mexico

December 2017

This report summarizes the results of our study of probation and parole violations within New Mexico, emphasizing absconding violations. We summarize rates of probation/parole violations, average time to violations, and rates of return to prison. In addition, we examine rates of absconding by socio-economic and spatial characteristics. Finally, using multivariate analyses, we assess which individual, supervision, and community characteristics are associated with time to absconding and absconding behavior. This study was funded by the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Pretrial Detention and Case Processing Measures: A Study of Nine New Mexico Counties

June 2017

The New Mexico Statistical Analysis Center completed a study of pretrial case processing measures and pretrial detention within nine New Mexico counties. This study addresses multiple objectives. First, this study was intended to explore the feasibility of developing case processing performance measures that are more robust than those currently used. Second, this study is intended to understand the extent of pretrial detention and the factors associated with pretrial detention. Third, we assess the degree to which pretrial detention decisions appear to be accurate. Finally, we explored whether pretrial detention influences case processing and outcomes.

Executive Summary: Pretrial Detention and Case Processing Measures: A Study of Nine New Mexico Counties

May 2017

The New Mexico Statistical Analysis Center completed a study of pretrial case processing measures and pretrial detention within nine New Mexico counties. The purpose of this document is to describe the study and present key findings. These findings are described in detail in the full-length report entitled “Pretrial Detention and Case Processing Measures: A Study of Nine New Mexico Counties.”

2016

Evaluation of Bernalillo County Metropolitan Area Project Safe Neighborhoods

April 2016

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) was implemented in the Bernalillo County Metropolitan area. PSN is a national initiative aimed at reducing firearm and gang-related violent crime. This process evaluation details project activities, implementation facilitators and barriers, and offers suggestions for improvement and future directions.

2015

Executive Summary: New Mexico Recovery Academy Evaluation Study

June 2017

In conjunction with the New Mexico Sentencing Commission, staff from the New Mexico Statistical Analysis completed an initial evaluation of the Men’s and Women’s New Mexico Recovery Academies. Key findings are summarized in this document.

Executive Summary: Prison Program Utilization and Recidivism among Female Inmates in New Mexico

October 2018

This document summarizes the key findings from our study of prison program utilization and recidivism among female inmates in New Mexico.

Prison Program Utilization and Recidivism among Female Inmates in New Mexico

October 2018

This study focused on two aspects of in-prison programming among female inmates in New Mexico. First, we sought to understand the factors that influence in-prison program utilization. Second, we explored the impact of participation in prison programming on recidivism.

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2007

Travel to Violence

January 2007

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