Factors that contribute to success of probationers: Probation officers’ point of view

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dc.contributor.advisor Williams, Laverne
dc.contributor.advisor McCluskey, John
dc.contributor.advisor Porter, Judy
dc.contributor.author Archambeau, Brittany
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-13T16:24:42Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-13T16:24:42Z
dc.date.issued 2011-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/14568
dc.description.abstract With such large numbers of individuals requiring supervision in the United States, it is essential to understand what contributes to the success of probationers. Probation officers work closest with probationers and develop a unique understanding of what contributes to a probationer's success. The framework for this research is rooted in the idea that the officers experience conflicting goals of rehabilitation and law enforcement. Extensive interviews were conducted with probation officers in Federal and local probation to assess their views on the goals of probation, needs of probationers, and best practices. Hypotheses tested involve the importance of evidence-based practices, cognitive-behavioral therapies, and the use of risk and needs assessments. Findings indicate that officers downplay rehabilitation and successful practices in response to the conflicting goals that they face, such as ensuring public safety. In response to these findings, probation departments should focus on transferring what has been determined to contribute to success into everyday use of supervision. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Factors en_US
dc.subject Probation en_US
dc.subject Probationers en_US
dc.subject Success en_US
dc.subject.lcc HV9304 .A73 2011
dc.subject.lcsh Probation officers--Attitudes en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Probation--United States--Public opinion en_US
dc.title Factors that contribute to success of probationers: Probation officers’ point of view en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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