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ERIC Number: EJ841896
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1050-9674
Treating Sticky Fingers: An Evaluation of Treatment and Education for Shoplifters
Caputo, Gail A.
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, v38 n3 p49-68 2004
STOP is a classroom-based program for adult shoplifters on probation intended to provide education and esteem-building treatment to facilitate productive self-improvement. This article reports findings from an evaluation of the program. Using a treatment group of shoplifters ordered to the program over a twelve-month period and a comparison group of shoplifters that did not attend the program and various types of data, three important findings are presented. First, STOP is being used for the correct target population. Second, the treatment group fared quite well in the program, completing at high rates with favorable test scores and positive retention of course material. Several factors are correlated with completion including prior drug use and juvenile incarceration. Third, exposure to STOP plays a role in the successful completion of probation. Subjects ordered to STOP completed probation at higher rates than comparison group subjects. (Contains 11 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas