A randomized evaluation of the maryland correctional boot camp for adults: Effects on offender antisocial attitudes and cognitions

Ojmarrh Mitchell, Doris L. Mackenzie, Deanna M. Pérez

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Abstract

This research addresses the question: Does the military atmosphere of a treatment-oriented boot camp lead to greater reductions in antisocial altitudes and cognitions than a standard correctional facility that is also treatment-oriented? A sell-report measure of antisocial attitudes and cognitions was collected from 118 inmates randomly assigned to a hoot camp program or a standard correctional facility. Analyses of post-program data revealed no significant or substantive differences between groups suggesting that the combination of a military atmosphere and therapeutic programming may not be any more efficacious in reducing antisocial attitudes than the administration of similar therapeu tic programming in traditional correctional facilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-86
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Offender Rehabilitation
Volume40
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Antisocial attitudes
  • Boot camps
  • Experimental design
  • Prison

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Law

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