Title

Predictors of Success in a Co-Correctional Halfway House

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1987

Publication Source

Journal of Crime and Justice

Abstract

Considerable research and debate have focused on the effectiveness of community correctional programs. Much of the research does not address the issue of the effectiveness of programs for persons with different types of problems or criminal histories. This article utilizes discriminant analysis to determine the characteristics of persons most likely to succeed in one halfway house. The results indicate that strong socializing and integrating ties in the community and few previous contacts with the criminal justice system are major predictors of success in a halfway house program. The seven discriminators for females are used to accurately predict 87 percent of the female misdemeanants while the nine discriminators for male felons correctly predict 63 percent of the cases.

Inclusive pages

1-22

ISBN/ISSN

0735-648X

Comments

This article later was reprinted as Chapter 22 in Contemporary Community Corrections, Thomas Ellsworth, Ed. Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press, 1992.

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Publisher

Taylor and Francis

Volume

10

Issue

2

Peer Reviewed

yes