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Title: Shock Incarceration and Positive Adjustment During Community Supervision: A Multi-Site Evaluation; Final Report
Author(s): D L MacKenzie; R Brame
Corporate Author: University of Maryland
Dept of Criminal Justice and Criminology
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 367
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
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US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
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Grant Number: 90-DD-CX-0061
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Document: PDF
Dataset: DATASET 1
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the extent to which offenders who emerged from shock incarceration programs in five States adjusted more positively to the daily requirements of living in the community than did offenders under other regimes (traditional probation, incarceration, or shock- incarceration-program dropouts).
Abstract: The States involved in the study were Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, New York, and South Carolina. Data were collected on demographic and offender characteristics, along with indicators that measured community supervision intensity. Positive-adjustment variables included employment patterns, residence stability, financial stability, participation in self-improvement programs, no illegal activities, and no critical incidents. The findings show that there is little basis for concluding that offenders that emerge from any of the shock incarceration programs will adjust any better or worse than offenders from other correctional programs. Data also show that no matter what type of program is used, the intensity with which an offender is supervised in the community is a critical success factor. 105 figures and 99 tables
Main Term(s): Corrections effectiveness
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Florida; Georgia (USA); Louisiana; New York; Shock incarceration programs; Social reintegration; South Carolina
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