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The purpose of this study is to examine the attitudes of probation officers and determine how these attitudes are correlated with their decisions to recommend sentences of incarceration or probation for hypothetical defendants described in six case studies. The theoretical model for the...
The complex of factors that influence parole decisions is not well understood. Prior research examined release decisions only in relation to inmate characteristics, while ignoring the collective decision process of parole boards. This case study found that decisions were a product of the...
The Competency Screening Test was administered to a group of unfit patient/defendants at the time of their scheduled evaluation by court-appointed psychiatrists. The overall agreement between the test scores and the psychiatric evaluations was 82%. The percentages of false positives and false...
The results of a cognitive-behavioral treatment program employing relaxation training, cognitive training in problem solving, self-statement modification, and behavior rehearsal techniques were compared to results for an attention-placebo control group in a test of the effectiveness of the...
Teachers in correctional schools are exposed to stress because of the general demands of teaching and the peculiar constraints of correctional education. This study is an attempt to discover whether stressed teachers differ from nonstressed teachers in their work-related characteristics and in...
This article summarizes the experiences of 146 battered women recruited on a voluntary basis from southeastern Wisconsin. The sample differs from any previous study of wife beating in that all subjects were free of violence for at least 1 year prior to the interview. The victim perspective on...
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