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NCJ Number: 114177 Find in a Library
Title: Effects of Intensive Supervision on Shock Probationers
Journal: Journal of Criminal Justice  Volume:16  Issue:4  Dated:(1988)  Pages:319-330
Author(s): E J Latessa; G F Vita
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 12
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Faced with ever increasing prison populations, State corrections officials are searching for ways to reduce the rate of incarceration. This study examined a combination of two programs, shock probation and intensive supervision.
Abstract: By comparing intensive shock to regular shock probation cases, it was determined that intensive supervision led to increased contact and referrals resulting in more positive adjustment (i.e., a higher employment rate) but failed to produce a significantly lower recidivism rate. 16 footnotes; 30 references. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Intensive supervision programs
Index Term(s): Intensive probation
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