Characteristics and Predictors of Success at Two Coed Halfway Houses Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Characteristics and Predictors of Success at Two Coed Halfway Houses

Creator

  • Author: Sperry, Robert M., 1953-
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Chair: Sininger, Rollin Albert
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Marshall, Linda L.
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Burke, Angela J.
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Doster, Joseph A., 1943-
    Contributor Type: Personal

Publisher

  • Name: North Texas State University
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
    Additional Info: www.unt.edu

Date

  • Creation: 1985-05

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: The present study evaluated offender characteristics associated with completion of halfway house placement by the inclusion of additional offender characteristics for analysis in addition to those studied in previous research, the analysis of a large number of representative cases, and the use of statistics allowing clear conclusions upon which to base decision making. Data analysis was done in three steps. The first Step was to identify offender characteristics which were associated with completion in halfway house placement. The second step was to see how accurate the offender characteristics identified were in predicting completion of an offender's halfway house stay. The third step was to identify any possible factors which underlie the offender characteristics identified. Discriminant analyses identified ten offender characteristics which were associated with completion of halfway house placement for 521 male offenders and four offender characteristics which were associated with halfway house completion for the group of 33 female offenders studied. These offender characteristics resulted in 75.38 percent correctly classified cases for the male offender group and 96.9 7 percent correctly classified cases for the group of female offenders. Factor analyses resulted in the identification of four factors for the group of male offenders and two factors for the female offender group. Suggestions for future research included replications of the present study leading to the identification of offender groups based on probabilities of successful halfway house completion, and the establishment of halfway house programs tailored to offenders identified as having high or low probabilities of completion.
  • Physical Description: iv, 46 leaves

Subject

  • Keyword: coed halfway houses
  • Keyword: rehabilitation treatment
  • Keyword: substance abuse
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Criminal behavior, Prediction of.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Criminals -- Rehabilitation.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Halfway houses.

Coverage

  • Place Name: United States - Texas - Dallas County - Dallas
  • Place Name: United States - Texas - Tarrant County - Fort Worth

Collection

  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights Holder: Sperry, Robert M., 1953-
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Accession or Local Control No: 1002779313-Sperry
  • Call Number: 379 N81d no. 2348
  • UNT Catalog No.: b1885991
  • OCLC: 13028817
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc330983

Degree

  • Academic Department: Department of Psychology
  • Degree Discipline: Clinical Psychology
  • Degree Level: Doctoral
  • Degree Name: Doctor of Philosophy
  • Degree Publication Type: disse
  • Degree Grantor: North Texas State University