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Recidivism among boot camp graduates: A comparison of drug offenders to other offenders

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Journal
Journal of Criminal Justice
0047-2352
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
24
Issue
3
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DOI: 10.1016/0047-2352(96)00008-6

Abstract

Abstract This was a study of recidivism among 792 graduates of the only boot camp in Arkansas. Recidivism was operationalized with two measures in a six-month follow-up period and in a twelve-month follow-up period: (a) the number of months in the community after graduation from boot camp, and (b) return to the Department of Correction after graduation from the boot camp (yes versus no). Several demographic predictors were examined with ordinary least squares (OLS) regression and logistic regression. The primary predictors of recidivism were the type of offense(s) and race at both follow-up periods, and the number of infractions at the boot camp at twelve months. None of the predictors, however, accounted for much variance in recidivism. A recommendation is made that future investigations of recidivism among boot camp graduates consider more personal and interpersonal factors indicated by theory because of the homogeneity of most boot camp populations.

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