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Predictors of Success in a Co-Correctional Halfway House
Journal of Crime and Justice
  • Patrick G. Donnelly, University of Dayton
  • Brian E. Forschner, University of Dayton
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Considerable research and debate have focused on the effectiveness of community correctional programs. Much of the research does not address the issue of the effectiveness of programs for persons with different types of problems or criminal histories. This article utilizes discriminant analysis to determine the characteristics of persons most likely to succeed in one halfway house. The results indicate that strong socializing and integrating ties in the community and few previous contacts with the criminal justice system are major predictors of success in a halfway house program. The seven discriminators for females are used to accurately predict 87 percent of the female misdemeanants while the nine discriminators for male felons correctly predict 63 percent of the cases.
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This article later was reprinted as Chapter 22 in Contemporary Community Corrections, Thomas Ellsworth, Ed. Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press, 1992.

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Patrick G. Donnelly and Brian E. Forschner. "Predictors of Success in a Co-Correctional Halfway House" Journal of Crime and Justice Vol. 10 Iss. 2 (1987)
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