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ERIC Number: EJ841737
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1050-9674
A Randomized Evaluation of the Maryland Correctional Boot Camp for Adults: Effects on Offender Antisocial Attitudes and Cognitions
Mitchell, Ojmarrh; MacKenzie, Doris L.; Perez, Deanna M.
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, v40 n3-4 p71-86 2005
This research addresses the question: Does the military atmosphere of a treatment-oriented boot camp lead to greater reductions in antisocial attitudes and cognitions than a standard correctional facility that is also treatment-oriented? A self-report measure of antisocial attitudes and cognitions was collected from 118 inmates randomly assigned to a boot camp program or a standard correctional facility. Analyses of post-program data revealed no significant or substantive differences between groups suggesting that the combination of a military atmosphere and therapeutic programming may not be any more efficacious in reducing antisocial attitudes than the administration of similar therapeutic programming in traditional correctional facilities. (Contains 3 tables and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland