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NCJ Number: NCJ 242738     Find in a Library
Title: Hope as a Predictor of Reincarceration Among Mutual-Help Recovery Residents
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Author(s): Michael Dekhtyar ; Christopher R. Beasley ; Leonard A. Jason ; Joseph R. Ferrari
  Journal: Journal of Offender Rehabilitation  Volume:51  Issue:7  Dated:October 2012  Pages:474 to 483
Date Published: 10/2012
Page Count: 10
  Annotation: This study examined reincarceration and the important to understand criminal justice risk and protective factors.
Abstract: Given the rates of reincarceration in the United States, it is important to understand criminal justice risk and protective factors. Hope is a potentially important factor with two components—agency (goal-directed determination) and pathways (planning to meet goals; Snyder et al., 1991). The authors conducted a secondary data analysis (n = 45) of a longitudinal survey of mutual-help recovery home residents. As hypothesized, greater global hope and agency significantly predicted lower odds for reincarceration, and lower levels of pathways was not predictive. The authors relate these findings to hope theory and potential community applications. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
Main Term(s): Reentry
Index Term(s): Community support ; Recidivism ; Drug treatment ; Self-help programs
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Health and Human Services
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
United States of America

National Institute on Drug Abuse
United States of America

National Ctr on Minority Health and Health Disparities
United States of America
Grant Number: AA016973;DA019935;MD002748;DA013231;DA032195
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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