One More for the Books: A Program Review of Delinquent Rehabilitation.
- *Corresponding Author:
- Glassner SD
Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology
College of Letters and Sciences
Columbus State University
Columbus, Georgia 31907
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: February 15, 2017; Accepted Date: June 29, 2017; Published Date: June 30, 2017
Citation: Glassner SD, Carey MT (2017) One More for the Books: A Program Review of Delinquent Rehabilitation. Social Crimonol 5: 164. doi: 10.4172/2375-4435.1000164
Copyright: © 2017 Glassner SD, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The current study analyzes the effectiveness of a treatment program aimed at reducing juvenile recidivism by offering various pro-social services. Results from this non-theoretical evaluation are consistent with the theoretically derived “risk” and “needs” principles. Findings from various logistic regression models showed that high-risk juveniles (parolees) exposed to the treatment demonstrated significantly lower levels of recidivism than did low-risk juveniles (probationers). Practical and real-world guidelines for future rehabilitative program evaluations are discussed so as to inform future research. Additionally, pragmatic policy implications concerning juvenile rehabilitation are described.