Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
The research included in this evaluation had to meet two criteria. First, it had to be indexed in the 1980 or 1981 Sociological Abstracts of Social Source Citation Index. The research must also have been conducted in a correctional institution or in a diversion program. A diversion program is a community-based therapy program dealing primarily with status and first offenders. The goals of the program vary, but focus primarily on prevention of delinquency through early intervention. Of the over one hundred articles reviewed, only thirty met the criteria. The studies not included focused primarily upon either delinquents on probation or high school students and the prediction of delinquency. Many of the articles were descriptions of various treatment approaches rather than an evaluation of their success.
Egerton, Laura, "The problems in research within juvenile corrections" (1982). Honors Theses. 584.