Beginning in the early 1980's, intensive supervision probation was increasingly viewed as a popular sentencing alternative to conventional probation and incarceration for specific types of high‐risk offenders. Evaluations of intensive probation however, have raised doubts about its effectiveness in reducing recidivism among high‐risk offenders. Using a quasi experimental multiple interrupted time series research design, this study compares recidivism rates for high‐risk repeat DWI offenders in an intensive supervision probation program to repeat DWI offenders who were sentenced to incarceration. The results indicate that offenders who were sentenced to and completed intensive supervision probation had a lower rate of recidivism than those offenders sentenced to incarceration.
- Intensive Supervision
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