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NCJ Number: 98162 Find in a Library
Title: Evaluation of the Effects of Adult Basic Education on Rearrest Rates Among Probationers
Journal: Journal of Offender Counseling, Services and Rehabilitation  Volume:9  Issue:4  Dated:(Summer 1985)  Pages:69-76
Author(s): A Walsh
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 8
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Fifty adult probationers who participated in a GED preparation program sponsored by the probation department were compared with 50 non-participant probationers in terms of rearrest rates.
Abstract: It was found that participation significantly reduced recidivism during a three and one-half year period. Not only were fewer participants arrested, those participants who were arrested were shown to be less criminally involved in terms of frequency and intensity of involvement. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Adult education; General Educational Development; Probation evaluation; Program evaluation; Recidivism
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