Accession Number:

ADA159976

Title:

Summarizing Rand's Study of Adult Felony Probation,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

The general topic of the research--probation--may not at first be in the mainstream of criminal justice thinking, where selective incapacitation and career criminals have occupied most of our policy attention. The topic was covered in the following topics first, what distinguishes felons granted probation from those sentenced to prison, when both offenders have been convicted of the same crime Second, are the courts consistent in the way they make the prisonprobation decision Third, how well do felons granted probation actually behave in the community Fifth, how accurately can statistical models, based on detailed offender and offense information, predict which felons will succeed and fail on probation And, finally, if these results suggest that felony probation poses unacceptable public safety risks, are there any more promising alternatives The format is slidetext.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE