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Contemporary Community Corrections


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.

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Chapter 22, "Predictors of Success in a Co-Correctional Halfway House: A Discriminant Analysis," has been provided for download by permission of Patrick G. Donnelly, to whom copyright reverted from Waveland Press. Permission documentation is on file.

Full book citation: Contemporary Community Corrections, Thomas Ellsworth, Ed. Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press, 1992.

This chapter originally appeared in the Journal of Crime and Justice, Vol. 10, Issue 2 (1987).


Waveland Press

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Prospect Heights, IL

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