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Title: Predictors of Success and Recidivism in a Home Incarceration Program
Journal: Prison Journal  Volume:80  Issue:3  Dated:September 2000  Pages:326-344
Author(s): Robert Stanz; Richard Tewksbury
Date Published: September 2000
Page Count: 19
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined variables associated with successful completion and recidivism in a home incarceration program.
Abstract: The study population was a cohort of offenders sentenced to a home incarceration program in Jefferson County, KY. Findings showed that the majority of offenders did successfully complete the program, but a majority were also rearrested within 5 years of completion. Offenders most likely to successfully complete the period of supervision were older, accrued fewer technical violations, came from less criminogenic neighborhoods, and were serving a sentence for a DUI-related offense. Significant predictors of rearrest included being younger, male, and African American. The high rearrest rate noted in this study was evidence that any deterrent effects of home incarceration did not continue after participants were released. The study concludes that home incarceration may temporarily incapacitate offenders, but does not deter future crime. The study recommends that judges and correctional agencies can, and should, develop more comprehensive sentencing strategies and guidelines for home incarceration programs. Tables, notes, references
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Corrections effectiveness; House arrest; Kentucky; Recidivism; Recidivism prediction; Sentence effectiveness; Sentencing reform; Sentencing/Sanctions
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