Decide Your Time: A Randomized Trial of a Drug Testing and Graduated Sanctions Program for Probationers

  title={Decide Your Time: A Randomized Trial of a Drug Testing and Graduated Sanctions Program for Probationers},
  author={Daniel J. O’Connell},
Research Summary This study used a randomized controlled trial approach with a sample of 400 high-risk probationers to test the hypothesis that a program incorporating principles of deterrence, graduated sanctions, and coerced abstinence would reduce recidivism rates among drug-using offenders. Bivariate and multilevel modeling strategies were implemented. Findings revealed no discernable difference across multiple drug use, probationary, and recidivism measures between those randomized into… CONTINUE READING

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