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NCJ Number: 31066 Find in a Library
Title: HALFWAY HOUSES IN ADULT CORRECTIONS - THE LAW, PRACTICE, AND RESULTS
Journal: CRIMINAL LAW BULLETIN  Volume:11  Issue:4  Dated:(JULY-AUGUST 1975)  Pages:434-477
Author(s): J A BEHA
Corporate Author: Warren, Gorham and Lamont, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 44
Sponsoring Agency: Warren, Gorham and Lamont, Inc
Boston, MA 02111
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: EVALUATION OF THE OVERALL EFFECTIVENESS AND VALUE OF HALFWAY HOUSES USING A BROAD SELECTION OF LITERATURE AND DATA.
Abstract: THIS ARTICLE BEGINS BY PLACING THE HALFWAY HOUSE FOR ADULT OFFENDERS IN THE CONTEXT OF THE LARGER HALFWAY AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS MOVEMENTS. IT THEN TRACES THE HISTORY OF THE ADULT HOUSE THROUGH A SERIES OF OVERLAPPING PHASES THAT HAVE CULMINATED IN ITS INTEGRATION INTO THE CORRECTIONAL PROCESS. NEXT, THE ARTICLE REPORTS ON THE PRESENT AND POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS OF THE HALFWAY HOUSE MODEL AT STAGES OTHER THAN POSTINCARCERATION. THREE SEPARATE RATIONALES FOR THE HALFWAY HOUSE - HUMANITARIAN MOTIVES, COST-EFFECTIVENESS, AND REDUCTION OF RECIDIVISM - ARE THEN EXPLORED. THE LAST SECTION FOCUSES ON THE AVAILABLE EVALUATION RESEARCH MEASURING THE ABILITY OF HALFWAY HOUSE PROGRAMS TO REDUCE RECIDIVISM. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Community-based corrections (adult); Evaluation; Evaluative research; Halfway houses; Police equipment
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