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NCJ Number: 39342 Find in a Library
Title: EVALUATION OF THE FLORIDA PROGRAM FOR SERIOUS OFFENDERS, JUNE 1975
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Florida Bureau of Statistics, Research and Planning
United States of America

Florida Division of Youth Services
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: Florida Bureau of Statistics, Research and Planning
Tallahassee, FL 32304
Florida Division of Youth Services
Tallahassee, FL 32301
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: ANALYSIS OF DATA ON THE 122 JUVENILES FURLOUGHED FROM THE LANCASTER YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER IN FLORIDA DURING 1972 AND 1973.
Abstract: THE TWO PRINCIPLE VARIABLES CONSIDERED IN THIS STUDY ARE AVERAGE LENGTH OF STAY AND POST-FURLOUGH SUCCESS. EACH WAS ANALYZED AS A FUNCTION OF SEX, RACE, AGE, OFFENSE, NUMBER OF PRIOR COMMITMENTS, AND RELEASE YEAR. THE ANALYSIS USING AVERAGE LENGTH OF STAY (ALS) AS THE DEPENDENT VARIABLE RESULTED IN A SIGNIFICANT RELATIONSHIP WITH ONLY ONE INDEPENDENT VARIABLE - SEX. IT WAS FOUND THAT MALES WERE MORE LIKELY TO HAVE A SHORTER ALS THAN FEMALES. IT WAS ALSO FOUND THAT 1973 RELEASES HAD A MUCH LOWER RECIDIVISM RATE THAN 1972 RELEASES AND THAT FEMALES RELEASED IN 1973 HAD A HIGHER SUCCESS RATE THAN THOSE RELEASED IN 1972. THESE FINDINGS WERE ATTRIBUTED TO THE SHORTER FOLLOW-UP PERIOD AND INCREASED PROPORTION OF FEMALE RELEASEES FOR 1973...EB
Index Term(s): Felony; Florida; Juvenile Recidivism; Juvenile rehabilitation; Male female offender comparisons; Program evaluation
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