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NCJ Number: 30749 Find in a Library
Title: ACCOUNTABILITY OF COMMUNITY REINTEGRATION PROGRAMS - NEED AND METHODS OF MEASUREMENT (FROM SOUTHERN CONFERENCE ON CORRECTIONS, ANNUAL, 1974 BY VERNON FOX AND RICK KASTEN - SEE NCJ-30746)
Author(s): R P SEITER
Corporate Author: Florida State University
United States of America

Wichita State University
United States of America
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32304
Wichita State University
Wichita, KS 67208
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: PRESENTATION OF AN EVALUATIVE MODEL FOR CORRECTIONAL RESEARCH, CONTAINING A CONTINUOUS OUTCOME SCALE WHICH IS SAID TO ELIMINATE DICHOTOMOUS DISTINCTIONS OF SUCCESS AND FAILURE, AND AN OUTCOME PREDICTOR ELEMENT.
Abstract: POST-RELEASE AJUSTMENT IS INDICATED AS THE SUM OF TWO SCALE RATINGS. THE FIRST OF THESE IS A DEVIANT BEHAVIOR SCALE, RANGING FROM NO EVIDENCE OF DEVIANT BEHAVIOR TO REINCARCERATION FOR A FELON CONVICTION. THE OTHER SCALE CREDITS THE EX-INMATE FOR ACHIEVING SUCH VALUES AS EMPLOYMENT, RESIDENTIAL, AND FINANCIAL STABILITY. EVALUATION OF THE SUCCESS OF A COMMUNITY REINTEGRATION PROGRAM IS TO BE ACCOMPLISHED BY MEASURING RELATIVE ADJUSTMENT - THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ACTUAL AND EXPECTED BEHAVIOR. DUE TO THE OFTEN NON-RANDOM SELECTION OF PARTICIPANTS FOR TREATMENT PROGRAMS, A PREDICTION MODEL IS SUGGESTED FOR THE COMPUTATION OF EXPECTED OUTCOMES. SEVERAL SUCH MODELS ARE SUGGESTED.
Index Term(s): Behavioral science research; Community-based corrections (adult); Evaluation criteria; Models; Prediction; Prerelease programs; Recidivism; Research methods
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