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NCJ Number: 249294 Find in a Library
Title: Parolee–Parole Officer Relationship as a Mediator of Criminal Justice Outcomes
Journal: Criminal Justice and Behavior  Volume:42  Issue:7  Dated:July 2015  Pages:722-740
Author(s): Brandy L. Blasko; Peter D. Friedmann; Anne Giuranna Rhodes; Faye S Taxman
Date Published: July 2015
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Document: HTML
Type: Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Parolees enrolled in a six-site randomized clinical trial were asked to rate relationship quality with their supervising officer.
Abstract: Results showed parolees assigned to the intervention endorsed significantly higher relationship ratings and demonstrated a lower violation rate than those assigned to the control group. Ratings of the parolee–parole officer relationship mediated the relationship between study condition and outcomes; better perceived relationship quality was associated with fewer drug use days and violations during the follow-up period, regardless of the study condition. Findings are discussed as they pertain to supervision relationships. Participants were assigned to a parole officer–therapist–client collaborative intervention designed to improve relationship quality (n = 253) or supervision as usual (n = 227). (Publisher abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Corrections effectiveness
Index Term(s): BJA Grant-related Documents; BJA Resources; Parole; Parole casework; Parole effectiveness; Parole supervision; Parole violations; Parolee attitudes; Probation or parole officers
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