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Title: ANALYSIS OF RECIDIVISM AMONG RESIDENTS RELEASED FROM BOSTON STATE AND SHIRLEY PRE-RELEASE CENTERS DURING 1972-1973
Author(s): D P LECLAIR
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Dept of Correction
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 60
Sponsoring Agency: Massachusetts Dept of Correction
Milford, MA 01757 -369
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A STUDY TO DETERMINE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF COMMUNITY-BASED PRE-RELEASE PROGRAMS ON RECIDIVISM, BASED ON EVALUATION OF TWO EXPERIMENTAL CORRECTIONAL PROGRAMS IN MASSACHUSETTS.
Abstract: EVALUATION IS BASED ON STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF RECIDIVISM DATA ON THE FIRST GROUP OF OFFENDERS TO COMPLETE THE EIGHTEEN MONTH PRE-PAROLE PROGRAMS IN JANUARY, 1974. IT WAS FOUND THAT INDIVIDUALS WHO HAD COMPLETED THE COMBINED PRE-RELEASE PROGRAMS UNDER STUDY HAD SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER RATES OF RECIDIVISM THAN A CONTROL GROUP OF SIMILAR TYPES OF INMATES WHO HAD NOT PARTICIPATED IN A PRE-RELEASE PROGRAM. A SERIES OF INMATE TYPES WHICH SEEM TO BE DISPROPORTIONATELY HELPED BY PRE-RELEASE PROGRAM PARTICIPATION WAS TENTATIVELY IDENTIFIED. BOTH FINDINGS ARE SAID TO BE TENTATIVE, PENDING THE COMPLETION OF FURTHER RESEARCH, NOW CURRENTLY IN PROGRESS AT THE MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Community-based corrections (adult); Massachusetts; Prerelease programs; Program evaluation; Recidivism; Statistical analysis; Success factors
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