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NCJ Number: 10701 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: MALADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR RECORD (MBR) - A SCALE FOR THE ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION OF COMMUNITY ADJUSTMENT AND RECIDIVISM OF OFFENDERS
Author(s): M BARTON; W O JENKINS
Corporate Author: Rehabilitation Research Foundation
United States of America
Date Published: 1973
Page Count: 34
Sponsoring Agency: National Technical Information Service
Springfield, VA 22151
Rehabilitation Research Foundation
University, AL 35486
US Dept of Labor
Washington, DC 20210
Grant Number: 82-01-69-06 (LABOR)
Publication Number: RRF-906-1-15-73
Sale Source: National Technical Information Service
US Dept of Commerce
5285 Port Royal Road
Springfield, VA 22151
United States of America
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT SCALE DEVELOPED FOR USE IN A LONGITUDINAL FOLLOW-UP STUDY OF RELEASED OFFENDERS.
Abstract: THIS PAPER DESCRIBES AN INSTRUMENT WHICH FOCUSES ON THE BEHAVIOR OF THE RELEASED OFFENDER IN THE COMMUNITY AS AN INDEX TO HIS ADJUSTMENT. 'THE INSTRUMENT WAS CONSTRUCTED TO DERIVE FROM THE DATA BEHAVIORAL PREDICTORS THAT DISCRIMINATE BETWEEN LAW VIOLATORS OR RECIDIVISTS, AND NON-LAW VIOLATORS OR NON-RECIDIVISTS ON A CONTINUUM OF SUCCESS OR FAILURE'. THE DATA UTILIZED IN THIS STUDY WAS DERIVED FROM INTERVIEWS, OVER A THREE YEAR PERIOD, WITH 216 MALE FELONY OFFENDERS RELEASED FROM DRAPER CORRECTIONAL CENTER, ELMORE ALABAMA. THE AUTHORS CONCLUDE THAT THE MALADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR RECORD 'HAS BEEN SHOWN TO BE A HIGHLY PREDICTIVE DEVICE FOR LAW-VIOLATING AND CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR, BOTH IN TERMS OF OVERALL SCORE AND THE INDIVIDUAL ITEMS. THE INSTRUMENT EXCEEDS PSYCHOMETRIC STANDARDS WITH REGARD TO CONSISTENCY, RELIABILITY, INTERRELATIONSHIPS, AND OTHER STATISTICAL MATTERS. ADDITIONALLY, IT PROVIDES A BROAD-RANGE FOUNDATION FOR BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION BY SPECIFYING THE AREAS IN WHICH INTERVENTION IS NEEDED'. APPENDED MATERIAL INCLUDES A CLIENT DATA FORM AND INTERVIEW QUESTIONNAIRE. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Behavioral and Social Sciences; Data integrity; Environmental quality; Ex-offenders; Follow-up contacts; Prediction; Recidivism; Research methods; Statistical analysis; Testing and measurement
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