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Title: MEASUREMENT AND PREDICTION OF CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR AND RECIDIVISM - THE ENVIRONMENTAL DEPRIVATION SCALE (EDS) AND THE MALADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR RECORD (MBR)
Author(s): W O JENKINS; M C BARTON
Corporate Author: Rehabilitation Research Foundation
United States of America
Date Published: 1972
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: National Technical Information Service
Springfield, VA 22151
Rehabilitation Research Foundation
University, AL 35486
US Dept of Labor
Washington, DC 20210
Grant Number: DL 82-01-69-06 (LABOR)
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: THIS REPORT INCLUDES THE DESCRIPTION, APPLICATION, AND VALIDATION OF TWO INSTRUMENTS FOR THE PREDICTION OF CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR AND RECIDIVISM.
Abstract: THE ENVIRONMENTAL DEPRIVATION SCALE (EDS) FOCUSES ON ENVIRONMENTAL INPUT AND SUPPORT TO THE INDIVIDUAL FROM SIGNIFICANT PERSONS, OCCUPATIONS, AND ORGANIZATIONS, THE MALADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR RECORD (MBR) ON THE INDIVIDUAL'S BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS AND DEVIANCIES. DATA FOR THE 16 ITEMS OF EACH INSTRUMENT ARE COLLECTED IN A BEHAVIORALLY ORIENTED, INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH INTERVIEW REQUIRING ABOUT ONE HOUR. PREDICTIVE VALIDITY WAS ESTABLISHED AGAINST THE CRITERION OF LAW VIOLATION AND RECIDIVISM IN A SAMPLE OF 229 RELEASED OFFENDERS IN STUDY COVERING THREE YEARS. THE EDS AND MBR NOT ONLY HIGH PREDICTIVE VALIDITY FOR LAW-VIOLATING BEHAVIOR AND RECIDIVISM, BUT PROVIDE A PRECISE SPECIFICATION OF AREAS OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND BEHAVIOR DEFICIT AND EXCESS IN WHICH INTERVENTION, TREATMENT, AND RETRAINING CAN BE INITIATED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT) (SNI ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Behavioral and Social Sciences; Modeling techniques; Offender classification; Prediction; Probation or parole decisionmaking; Recidivism; Recidivists; Statistics; Testing and measurement; Treatment offender matching
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