Accession Number:

ADA058575

Title:

Optimizing the Cost Effectiveness of Military Corrections; An Assessment of Program Evaluations and Related Data.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KANS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-06-09

Pagination or Media Count:

165.0

Abstract:

This study attempted to identify possible changes to the overall military corrections system and determine which are cost effective and feasible. Methodologically, the research entailed ex post facto research, coupled with unstructured observations. Program evaluations and observations provided original data assessments of evaluations allowed consideration of more material than was directly possible during the time alloted for the effort. Adoption of a crime prevention model and development of a correctional decision model provided structure to the research. Investigation revealed that there are a variety of means whereby correctional expenditures can be decreased, without significant adverse consequences to society, military discipline, or criminal recidivism. These include adaptation of new correctional approaches and modifications within the existing system. Several other general and specific conclusions resulted in the formulation of a decisional matrix, which can be used as an aid in evaluating various correctional alternatives. The inquiry also revealed a lack of a clearly defined correctional objective, which detracts from cost effective or cost benefit analyses of the options available to the military, as well as other issues warranting further exploration.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE