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Title: Evaluation of a Halfway House for Women
Journal: Journal of Criminal Justice  Volume:13  Issue:3  Dated:(1985)  Pages:217-226
Author(s): D A Dowell; C Klein; C Krichmar
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20534
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A halfway house for female offenders in Long Beach, California was evaluated by comparing the number and severity of offenses of graduates of the house to those of a matched group of women released in the same area and period.
Abstract: The groups had comparable criminal histories. A U.S. Bureau of Prisons index was used to classify the severity of offenses. Results indicated that the halfway house reduced both the number and severity of offenses. This conclusion withstood a review of the threats to validity. The policy implications of the finding are discussed. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): California; Female offenders; Halfway houses; Program evaluation; Recidivism
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