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NCJ Number: 99374 Find in a Library
Title: Utilization of an Interview-Based Classification Instrument - A Study of Correctional Halfway Houses
Journal: Criminal Justice and Behavior  Volume:12  Issue:3  Dated:(September 1985)  Pages:333-352
Author(s): J Bonta; L L Motiuk
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 18
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Presently halfway houses are not being fully utilized; this may be partly due to the unclear guidelines regarding residential placement.
Abstract: The reported research tested the validity of a classification instrument, the Level of Supervision Investory (LSI), with incarcerated offenders placed into halfway houses. The LSI yielded impressive predictions of both inprogram and postprogram recidivism, it demonstrated acceptable internal reliability, and the instrument showed convergent validity. Furthermore, the LSI provided not only an assessment of risk but it also identified the needs of offenders that can be used to select treatment goals and evaluate intervention programs. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Dangerousness; Evaluation measures; Halfway houses; Offender classification; Recidivism prediction
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