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NCJ Number: 136491 Find in a Library
Title: From the Bottom Up: The High Risk Offender Intensive Supervision Program
Author(s): W J Dickey; D Wagner
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 63
Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Following a brief history of the High Risk Offender Intensive Supervision Program (HRP) of the Wisconsin Division of Corrections, this monograph reports on implementation of the program in its first setting in the City of Madison.
Abstract: The monograph describes the offenders supervised by the Madison HRP, examines the supervisory procedures used by project staff, and outlines efforts to evaluate program effectiveness. All of the high risk offenders have committed a prior violent offense, and the majority have committed more than one violent offense. Three illustrations drawn from actual cases elaborate on the characteristics of these offenders. Offenders supervised by the HRO project had a considerable lower overall criminal conviction rate (5 percent) than the comparison group (29 percent) and were much less likely to be convicted of a violent crime (3 percent versus 12 percent). The evidence suggests that intensive supervision, as practiced in Wisconsin's HRP, has reduced significantly criminal behavior. 4 notes and 3 appendixes
Main Term(s): Offender supervision; Sex offenders
Index Term(s): Parole conditions; Parole effectiveness; Wisconsin
Note: Draft Document
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