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NCJ Number: 167220 Find in a Library
Title: Tracking Investigation To Determine Boot Camp Success and Offender Risk Assessment for CRIPP Participants
Journal: Journal of Crime and Justice  Volume:19  Issue:1  Dated:(1996)  Pages:179-190
Author(s): J F Anderson; L Dyson
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 12
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Offenders who were released from the Court Regimented Intensive Probation Program (CRIPP) shock incarceration program in Texas were studied by means of a tracking analysis to determine the program's effectiveness and the risk of recidivism.
Abstract: CRIPP was established in May 1991 to accommodate both male and female offenders in separate areas. CRIPP houses 450-500 participants at any given time. Each participant is assigned to a Harris County probation officer, who provides counseling until the participant finishes the program. Security measures and general supervision are also part of the CRIPP program. The analysis considered data from all 1,225 male boot camp graduates released at the end of 1992. The followup data were collected over a 2-year period. Results revealed that the recidivism rate was 22 percent, compared to 28.53 percent for regular probationers and 28.6 percent for regular parolees in Texas. The analysis also indicated the typologies of offenders most likely to recidivate and pose a serious threat to an already drained criminal justice system. The strongest indicator of recidivism was a prior felony. Findings indicated that CRIPP is a viable intermediate sanction in Harris County and potentially for other local jurisdictions. 25 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Corrections effectiveness
Index Term(s): Recidivism; Shock incarceration programs; Texas
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