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Master of Arts (MA)
This study looked to Self–Control Theory to explore relationships between self–control and aftercare completion and recidivism in a cohort of Sheridan Correctional Center releases (N=604). The data set was obtained by Dr. David Olson (Olson & Rozhon, 2011) of Loyola University Chicago. Utilizing an existing inmate evaluation tool, the Client Evaluation of Self and Treatment, a new index of self–control was created, and the scales of this index became the predictor variables. After logistic regression, it was determined that none of the self–control scales were significant predictors of either aftercare compliance or recidivism. In fact, when all variables were considered, non–completion of aftercare was the strongest predictor of recidivism.
Krepel, Jana R., "Self-Control as a Determining Factor in Aftercare Compliance and Recidivism of Sheridan Correctional Center Releasees" (2012). Master's Theses. 832.
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