Residential probation: A seven-year follow-up study of halfway house discharges
Nonexperimental studies of halfway houses have generally focused on isolating correlates of resident success or failure in the program, with minimal attention given to whether correlates of in-program success/failure are also predictive of postprogram performance. Moreover, the question of how successful program completion relates to postprogram recidivism has received little attention. This study analyzes predictors of successful discharge and recidivism over a seven-year period following the discharge of 156 subjects from a probation halfway house known as the Kalamazoo Probation Enhancement Program (KPEP). Findings reveal that while relatively few residents received successful discharges from KPEP, those who did were less likely to recidivate than those who received unsuccessful discharges. Additionally, despite various controls, African-American subjects were significantly more likely to have rearrest records over seven years. The findings are discussed in the context of the halfway house literature, and their implications are considered.
School of Social Work
Hartman, David J., Paul C. Friday, and Kevin I. Minor. "Residential probation: A seven-year follow-up study of halfway house discharges." Journal of Criminal Justice 22, no. 6 (1994): 503-515.
Journal of Criminal Justice