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dc.contributor.authorWard, Elizabeth Anneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:34:43Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:34:43Z
dc.date.issued2008-04-25en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05012008-161731en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/32084
dc.description.abstractOne aim of residential drug treatment programs for drug offenders released from prison is to reduce recidivism rates for these offenders. However, research on this topic has shown mixed results on the effectiveness of such programs, and all of the factors that influence whether an individual will recidivate are still unclear. This study explored the relationship between criminal classification levels of drug offenders and the length of time spent in residential treatment and the effects that this relationship had on drug offendersâ odds of recidivism. Data from case history records of drug-involved offenders in Florida from 1991 to 1997 were analyzed to determine whether the length of time in treatment reduced these offendersâ odds of recidivism, whether offenders convicted of a felony 1 level offense were more or less likely to recidivate compared to those convicted of a felony 2 or 3 level offense, and whether there was an interaction effect of length of time in treatment and criminal classification level on offendersâ odds of recidivism. Binary logistic regression analysis shows that the more time a drug offender spends in residential treatment, the higher the offenderâ s odds of recidivism; drug offenders convicted of a felony 1 level offense were less likely to recidivate than offenders convicted of a felony 2 or 3 level offense; and that there was no interaction effect of length of time spent in treatment and criminal classification level on drug offendersâ odds of recidivism.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartelizabethwardthesis.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectcriminal classifications of offendersen_US
dc.subjectrecidivismen_US
dc.subjecttreatmenten_US
dc.subjectdrug offendersen_US
dc.titleEffects of Length of Time in Treatment and Criminal Classification Level on Recidivism Following Residential Treatment Programs for Drug Offendersen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSociologyen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSociologyen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairShoemaker, Donald J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBailey, Carol A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHawdon, James E.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05012008-161731/en_US
dc.date.sdate2008-05-01en_US
dc.date.rdate2008-05-22
dc.date.adate2008-05-22en_US


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