Accession Number : ADA255139

Title :   Discipline and Adjustment Boards and their Effectiveness on Correcting the Behavior of Inmates Incarcerated in the United States Disciplinary Barracks.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis 1 Aug 91-5 Jun 92,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Manos, Angela M.

Report Date : 05 JUN 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 219

Abstract : This study was designed to determine the effect Discipline and Adjustment Boards have on the conduct of an institutionalized military offender population. The study used variables describing personal background characteristics, criminal history, and confinement history of military offenders. Information about the inmates was obtained from the inmate correctional treatment file and the Correctional Reporting System. Data was analyzed using simple probability statistics, to determine trends of the D and A Board. The D and A Boards do have a deterrent effect since less than half of the inmates appear before the board. However, the recidivism rate indicates little deterrent effect for repeat offenders. Although the common characteristics of offenders are identified, more research is required to determine actions the D and A Boards can take to reduce the recidivism pattern. The additional research should focus on behavior and personality characteristics of the offenders to identify actions that would deter subsequent offenses. USDB, Prison discipline, Corrections, Punishment, Military offender, Recidivism.

Descriptors :   *CORRECTIONS, *PRISONS, *PUNISHMENT, *CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, BACKGROUND, BEHAVIOR, PERSONALITY, POPULATION, STATISTICS, VARIABLES, BARRACKS, SUPERVISION.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE