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Title: Minnesota Community Corrections Act Evaluation - Research Design
Corporate Author: Minnesota Dept of Corrections
United States of America

Minnesota Crime Control Planning Board (See Minnesota Criminal Justice Program)
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 110
Sponsoring Agency: Minnesota Crime Control Planning Board (See Minnesota Criminal Justice Program)

Minnesota Dept of Corrections
St Paul, MN 55108-5219
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
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report describes the Minnesota Community Corrections Act (CCA) and details the research design to be used in evaluating the act with respect to its efficiency and production of social justice.
Abstract: The law, enacted in 1973, dealt with four major concerns: increasing institutional costs at the State level, limited local correctional services, overlapping correctional jurisdictions, and a lack of uniform standards for delivering correctional services. The law provides an incentive for participating counties to deal with certain types of offenders locally and establishes a subsidy to help participating counties in developing local correctional services. However, data are currently lacking on the act's impact. The evaluation aims to determine the act's results, costs, and the relationship between results and cost. Three possible goals for the act have been identified: public protection, economy, and encouragement of appropriate treatment of offenders. The three types of evaluation design to be used in the assessment of CCA are multiple time-series design, pretest/posttest design, and use of statistical controls. Specific areas to be investigated are improvement of local correctional services, retention of offenders in the community, and appropriateness of sanctions. Other areas to be assessed are protection of the public, economy, efficiency, and social justice. For each subject area, details of evaluation methods and variables are presented. The general methodology and data sources are presented. For example, protection of the public will be evaluated by examining separately the behaviors of adult offenders and juvenile offenders treated in the community. Tables, footnotes, and charts are included.
Index Term(s): Community-based corrections (adult); Community-based corrections (juvenile); Evaluation; Evaluation techniques; Minnesota; State laws
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