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NCJ Number: 148604 Find in a Library
Title: Effects of a Probation Intervention on Juvenile Offenders' Self-Concepts, Loci of Control, and Perceptions of Juvenile Justice
Journal: Youth and Society  Volume:25  Issue:4  Dated:(June 1994)  Pages:490-511
Author(s): K I Minor; P Elrod
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 22
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper examines the impact of an intervention consisting of four job preparation workshops, an intensive 3- day outdoor adventure, and seven family skill-building workshops on 22 juvenile probationers' self-concepts, internal versus external locus of control, and perceptions of juvenile justice.
Abstract: This intervention took place in Michigan and was compared to traditional probation services for 23 juvenile offenders. The research used a two-factor experimental pretest-posttest design. Results indicated that the intervention did not achieve its intended effects, as measured by self-report scales. Although the outcomes of Project Explore were disappointing, the research should be used to guide continued program development and evaluation rather than being interpreted to mean that a similar intervention would produce equally discouraging outcomes. Tables, appended tables, and 53 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Juvenile rehabilitation
Index Term(s): Juvenile correctional programs; Juvenile Corrections/Detention effectiveness; Michigan
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