ERIC Number: ED078330
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Reference Count: 0
An Experimental Study of the Differential Effects of Parole Supervision for a Group of Adolescent Boys and Girls. Summary Report.
Hudson, C. H.
This study was designed to assess whether randomly selected male and female parolees could do as well without formal parole supervision as under conventional parole supervision. In addition, the kind and amount of help sought out and received within the community by the respective experimental and control group subjects was examined. The characteristic of juvenile-aged parolees released from the two major correctional institutions in Minnesota are also reported. Data presented indicate that simple assigning cases on the basis of providing differential degrees of exposure to parole supervision did not have a significant positive impact upon the parole adjustment of the subjects. Implications for the parole worker or counselor include: (1) a more detailed look at the career of the offender and particularly as this develops out of interaction with elements of the criminal justice system; (2) the nature of the organizational contexts within which the helping work is purportedly being conducted; and (3) the nature of the helping work itself. (Author/SES)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Note: Summary of Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Minnesota (1972)