Characteristics of community service programs and probationers in Texas

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As a criminal sanction, community service involves unpaid labor on the part of convicted criminal offenders. Community service was created as an alternative to incarceration for low-level offenders. It now appears, however, that community service is rarely used as a true alternative to prison, but rather as an added condition of probation. The body of research on community service in the United States is modest, so relatively little is known about its characteristics and administration. Data were attained from 88 Texas probation professionals via self-administered written surveys in an effort to gather information about the use of community service as a criminal sanction in Texas. Frequency distribution analyses identified characteristics of both community service programs and offender participants in Texas.

Creator(s): Roberts, Darrin D.
Creation Date: August 2002
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
Date(s):
  • Creation: August 2002
  • Digitized: July 16, 2007
Description:

As a criminal sanction, community service involves unpaid labor on the part of convicted criminal offenders. Community service was created as an alternative to incarceration for low-level offenders. It now appears, however, that community service is rarely used as a true alternative to prison, but rather as an added condition of probation. The body of research on community service in the United States is modest, so relatively little is known about its characteristics and administration. Data were attained from 88 Texas probation professionals via self-administered written surveys in an effort to gather information about the use of community service as a criminal sanction in Texas. Frequency distribution analyses identified characteristics of both community service programs and offender participants in Texas.

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Level: Master's
Discipline: Criminal Justice
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Keyword(s): community service | criminal justice | intermediate sanctions
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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  • OCLC: 50802357 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc3219
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
Format: Text
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Access: Public
License: Copyright
Holder: Roberts, Darrin D.
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