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NCJ Number: 50677 Find in a Library
Title: BEYOND SALIENT FACTORS - AN APPLICATION OF AN INDUSTRIAL TECHNIQUE TO PAROLE PREDICTION (FROM INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY CORRECTIONS AND THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, PROCEEDINGS, 1977 - SEE NCJ-50660
Author(s): T G SADLER
Corporate Author: Sam Houston State University
Criminal Justice Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77340
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A PROCEDURE FOR DEVELOPING INFORMATION TO AID IN DECISIONMAKING ABOUT EMPLOYEE SELECTION IN INDUSTRY IS DESCRIBED AND ITS APPLICATION TO PAROLE BOARD DECISIONMAKING IS SUGGESTED.
Abstract: EMPLOYEE SELECTION IN INDUSTRY AND INMATE SELECTION FOR PAROLE ARE VIEWED AS ANALOGOUS, SUCH THAT A PROCEDURE DEEMED EFFECTIVE FOR EMPLOYEE SELECTION IN INDUSTRY IS CONSIDERED LIKELY TO HAVE THE SAME RESULTS IN PAROLE DECISIONMAKING. WHILE THE INFORMATION-GATHERING PROCEDURE DESCRIBED IS ASSESSED TO BE A VALUABLE PART OF A RATIONAL DECISIONMAKING PROCESS IN PAROLE DETERMINATIONS, IT IS ADVISED THAT IT IS NOT INTENDED TO BECOME A MECHANICAL TOOL TO BE USED ALONE. THE INFORMATION-GATHERING PROCESS IS ROOTED IN PREDETERMINED DEFINITIONS OF THE SUCCESS DESIRED FROM THE PERSONS SELECTED FOR PAROLE. THE COMPONENTS CHOSEN FOR 'SUCCESS' IN PAROLE ARE: CONFORMITY TO THE CONDITIONS OF PAROLE; FREEDOM FROM CRIMINAL ACTIVITY (PARTICULARLY VIOLENCE) WHILE ON PAROLE (TO BE DETERMINED BY THE PAROLE OFFICER); MAINTAINING A STEADY JOB; AND SOCIAL ADAPTATION IN RELATIONSHIPS WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND EMPLOYERS. THE INTENTION OF THE INFORMATION-GATHERING PROCESS IS TO ASCERTAIN WHAT DEMOGRAPHIC VARIABLES, PATTERNS OF CRIMINAL HISTORY, INMATE PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS, PATTERNS OF FAMILY ADAPTATION, AND JOB HISTORIES CORRELATE WITH THE DEFINED MEASURES OF PAROLE SUCCESS. THIS IS DONE BY USING CROSS SECTIONAL AND LONGITUDINAL STUDIES OF PAROLEE SAMPLES, EMPLOYING MULTIVARIATE CORRELATIONAL STATISTICAL TECHNIQUES, SUCH AS MULTIVARIATE REGRESSION ANALYSIS. THE PARTICULAR STUDIES DONE TO DEVELOP THE INFORMATION-GATHERING PROCEDURE DESCRIBED ARE DISCUSSED. (RCB)
Index Term(s): Prediction; Probation or parole decisionmaking; Research and development; Statistical analysis; Success factors
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