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Title: Alternative Probation Strategies in Baltimore, Maryland
Author(s): J J Collins
Corporate Author: RTI International
United States of America
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 146
Sponsoring Agency: Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
RTI International
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 81-IJ-CX-0005
Publication Number: ICPSR 8355
Sale Source: Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
P.O. Box 1248
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
United States of America
Document: PDF
Dataset: DATASET 1
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual contains a brief description of project files and a presentation of the codebooks for the five files of a study that assessed the relative cost effectiveness of supervised probation, unsupervised probation, and community service in Baltimore, Md.
Abstract: Data were collected from input-intake forms used by the State, probation officers' case record files, State police rap sheets, FBI sources, and interviews with State probationers. Nonviolent offenders who normally received probation sentences of 12 months or less were offered randomly selected assignments to one of the three treatment methods over 5 months; baseline data for probationers in each of the three samples were drawn from an intake form routinely completed for each case. Information from police records was used to perform an interim assessment of recidivism at the midpoint of the intervention for each probationer. Also, probationers were interviewed 6 months and 12 months after probation ended. The five codebooks presented are for the following files: intake, case record, summary of offenses, offenses, and the followup survey. Appendixes contain the input-intake form and manual, the case record data abstraction form, and the followup survey questionnaire.
Index Term(s): Community service order; Cost effectiveness analysis; Data collections; Information processing; Maryland; Offender supervision; Probation conditions; Supervised liberty
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