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Exploring the Perceptions of the Offender-Officer Relationship in a Community Supervision Setting
Journal of Criminal Justice Research (2014)
  • Ryan M. Labrecque, University of Cincinnati
  • Myrinda Schweitzer, University of Cincinnati
  • Paula Smith, University of Cincinnati
This study explores the impact of the Effective Practices in Community Supervision (EPICS) model on offender perceptions of their collaborative working relationships with supervising probation or parole officers. The data in this study was collected as part of an EPICS project at the University of Cincinnati. The results examine the nature and quality of offender perceptions of their probation or parole officers based on officer training status (i.e., trained versus untrained officers) and officer adherence to the EPICS model (i.e., high-fidelity versus low-fidelity officers). The results also examine the influence of offender perceptions on the likelihood of rearrest. Policy implications and recommendations for future research are outlined.
Publication Date
July, 2014
Citation Information
Labrecque, R. M., Schweitzer, M., & Smith, P. (2014). Exploring the perceptions of the offender-officer relationship in a community supervision setting. Journal of Criminal Justice and Legal Issues, 1, 31-46.