ERIC Number: ED089127
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
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Post-Prison Analysis of Criminal Behavior and Longitudinal Follow-up Evaluation of Institutional Treatment. Final Technical Report.
Jenkins, W. O.; And Others
This report describes an eighteen-month postrelease followup of 142 young male offenders released from Draper Correctional Center in Elmore, Alabama. The basic objectives of the study were the analysis of criminal behavior and the evaluation of institutional treatment programs. Men who had participated in Manpower Development and Training (MDT) were compared with State trade school trainees, men from the Experimental Manpower Laboratory for Corrections (EMLC) token economy study, men with both MDT training and token economy treatment, and men who received no institutional treatment. A criterion for criminal behavior was developed, the Law Encounter Severity Scale (LESS) which served as the yardstick for validating the capacity of the following instruments to predict law encounters and recidivism. While vocational training and adult education appear essential to rehabilitation of the criminal offender, data indicate that supplemental training in interpersonal skills and money management is also critical. (Author/DS)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Behavior, Behavior Patterns, Behavioral Science Research, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Rehabilitation, Followup Studies, Predictive Measurement, Prisoners, Program Evaluation, Rehabilitation Programs, Vocational Education
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia, 22151 ($3.00)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Rehabilitation Research Foundation, Montgomery, AL.