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Title: Effectiveness of the New Intensive Supervision Programs
Journal: Research in Corrections  Volume:2  Issue:2  Dated:(September 1989)  Pages:complete issue
Author(s): J M Byrne; A J Lurigio; C Baird; G Markley; D Cochran; G S Buck
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 76
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Type: Issue Overview
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The effectiveness of a variety of intensive supervision programs is measured.
Abstract: The goals of intensive probation supervision (IPS) include alleviating prison overcrowding, keeping families intact, and reducing opportunities in recidivism. IPS is characterized by coordinated, focused, and extensive supervision. The types of offenders considered for possible placement into IPS programs include nonviolent offenders, drug offenders, and probation and parole violators. Other intensified community corrections programs are house arrest, electronic monitoring, residential community corrections, and split-sentencing options. Evaluations of Georgia, New Jersey, and Massachusetts IPS programs indicate that the programs cost more than traditional forms of supervision, do not appear to reduce recidivism, and may in fact contribute to the prison and jail overcrowding problem. The lack of clarity in policy development, implementation, and evaluation of IPS programs increases their cost and decreases their effectiveness. 9 tables, 3 figures, bibliography.
Main Term(s): Intensive supervision programs
Index Term(s): Effectiveness; Intensive probation
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