Journal of Offender Rehabilitation
Taylor and Francis
This paper analyzes the impact of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Deferred Prosecution Program (DPP) on participation outcome patterns and compares recidivism rates between a sample of DPP participants (695) and a comparison group (991) of defendants found guilty through traditional adjudication from February 28, 2011 and December 5, 2012 with recidivism rates through June 6, 2014. Binary logistic and cox proportional regressions were utilized to evaluate the program. No statistically significant difference in re-arrest rates was found for a sample of DPP participants and a comparison group of defendants found guilty through traditional adjudication. However, DPP did have a statistically significant effect on re-arrest rates for women charged with theft; in such cases, DPP reduced the likelihood of re-arrest by roughly 76%.
George, Christine; Orwat, John; Stemen, Don; Cossyleon, Jennifer; and Key, Whitney. The Impact of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Deferred Prosecution Program. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 58, 2: 133-135, 2019. Retrieved from Loyola eCommons, Criminal Justice & Criminology: Faculty Publications & Other Works, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10509674.2018.1562505
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