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NCJ Number: 35475 Find in a Library
Title: BEHAVIORAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHARACTERISTICS OF DELINQUENT YOUTHS AS RELATED TO TREATMENT OUTCOMES SUMMARY REPORT OF MAJOR FINDINGS AND PROGRAM IMPLICATIONS
Author(s): M M CHASE
Corporate Author: New York State
Division for Youth Research
Program Evaluation and Planning
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 48
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
New York State
Albany, NY 12208
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: SUMMARY OF RESEARCH CONDUCTED AT NEW YORK STATE DIVISION FOR YOUTH FACILITIES INVOLVED IN EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO REHABILITATE THE INCARCERATED JUVENILE OFFENDER THROUGH IMPROVEMENT OF SKILLS TO AID RE-ENTRY.
Abstract: THE RESEARCH WAS UNDERTAKEN TO DETERMINE THE EXISTENCE AND EXTENT OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ADJUSTMENT TO THE PROGRAMS AND POST-RELEASE ADJUSTMENT, TO SEE IF WITHIN-PROGRAM BEHAVIORS COULD BE USED TO PREDICT POST RELEASE ADJUSTMENT, AND TO DEVELOP AND EXAMINE A TYPOLOGY OF DELINQUENTS TO AID IN CONCEPTUALIZING DIFFERENTIAL TREATMENT STRATEGIES. THE STUDY INVOLVED 594 MALES AGED 14-18 YEARS OLD WHO WERE RESIDENT IN 12 DIVISION FOR YOUTH (DFY) FACILITIES DURING 1971-1972. FIVE MAJOR TYPES OF DATA WERE COLLECTED - A BEHAVIOR RATING, PERSONALITY INVENTORY, CORRECTIONS INSTITUTION ENVIRONMENT SCALE, SOCIAL-DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION, AND PROGRAM OUTCOME MEASURES. FINDINGS INCLUDED THAT POST RELEASE RECIDIVISM RATES FOR THE DFY EXPERIMENTAL STUDY POPULATION WERE LOW.
Index Term(s): Behavior modification; Environmental quality; Evaluative research; Individual behavior; Juvenile Corrections/Detention; Juvenile inmates; Juvenile Recidivism; New York; Parole outcome prediction; Program evaluation; Rehabilitation; Summaries; Treatment offender matching
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