9781577660354

Scared Straight : The Panacea Phenomenon Revisited

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  • ISBN13:

    9781577660354

  • ISBN10:

    1577660358

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1998-10-01
  • Publisher: Waveland Pr Inc

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Table of Contents

Preface ix
Dealing with Delinquency: Myths and Panaceas
1(18)
The Mysteries of Myths
3(5)
The Myth of Deterrence
8(5)
Deterrence and ``Scared Straight''
10(2)
Myths and Delinquency Prevention
12(1)
The Panacea Phenomenon
13(3)
Notes
16(3)
The Juvenile Awareness Project
19(26)
The Beginning
20(9)
The Public Becomes Aware
29(4)
Public Figures React
33(2)
The First Evaluation
35(2)
Some Other Thoughts
37(6)
Notes
43(2)
Scared Straight: The Making of a Myth
45(16)
Scared Straight! Goes Public
50(3)
The Critics Surface
53(1)
The Film's Defenders Respond
54(6)
Notes
60(1)
How to Find Out If the Project ``Works''
61(22)
Dealing with the Courts
64(2)
The Study Design and the Reality
66(7)
The Plan
66(2)
Adjustments in the Plan
68(4)
Looking for More Money
72(1)
Criticisms of the Study Methods
73(8)
The Lay Criticism
74(3)
The Professional Criticism
77(4)
Notes
81(2)
Changing Behavior
83(24)
The Methods for Assessing Behavior
84(1)
Initial Findings
85(5)
Outcomes: Success or Failure?
86(2)
Outcomes: Seriousness
88(2)
Criticisms, Subsequent Analyses, and Results
90(4)
Predicting Delinquency
94(5)
Some Individual Reactions
99(7)
Notes
106(1)
Changing Attitudes
107(16)
Group Comparisons
109(1)
The Tests Used
110(2)
Did the Kids' Attitudes Change?
112(4)
Attitude toward Punishment of Criminals
112(1)
Crime
112(1)
Law
113(1)
Justice
113(1)
I (Myself)
113(1)
Police Officer
114(1)
Prison
114(1)
Punishment
114(1)
Attitudes toward Obeying the Law
114(2)
A Truncated Additional Sample
116(3)
Conclusions
119(2)
Notes
121(2)
Scared Straight and with a Twist
123(20)
The Lifers' Juvenile Awareness Project
124(3)
The Twists on Scared Straight
127(2)
The Effects of Science on Scared Straight
129(1)
A Look at Other Programs
130(7)
The SQUIRES Program
130(2)
See Our Side Program, Upper Marlboro, Maryland
132(1)
Stay Straight, Oahu, Hawaii
132(1)
SHAPE-UP, Colorado
133(1)
Project Aware, Mississippi
134(1)
The Massachusetts Prevention Program
134(1)
Scared Straight in the U.K.
134(2)
Conclusion
136(1)
A Meta-Analysis of Scared Straight
137(2)
Notes
139(4)
Scared Straight Comes to Norway
143(16)
Project History
144(5)
Inception/Reception
144(2)
Into Schools and Prison
146(1)
Social Developments within the Ullersmo Project
147(2)
A Controversial Project
149(3)
Evaluating the Ullersmo Project
152(4)
The Mandate and Then
154(1)
Data
155(1)
Notes
156(3)
Ullersmo in Action
159(20)
Entering Ullersmo
160(17)
Day 1: Preparations
160(2)
Day 2: Confrontation
162(15)
Day 3: Follow-up
177(1)
Notes
177(2)
Through the Eyes of the Beholders
179(22)
Aspects of the Confrontations
179(5)
Participants' Views on the Confrontations
184(17)
Prisoners and Officers
184(5)
Institutional Personnel
189(7)
The Youngsters
196(3)
Conclusions
199(2)
The End of Scared Straight in Norway?
201(14)
Contrasting Approaches
202(5)
Choice of Approach
207(1)
Ethical Aspects
208(3)
Principles of Assessment, Probabilities, and Proofs
211(1)
End of Story?
212(1)
Notes
213(2)
Scared Straight Survives
215(6)
Notes
219(2)
Appendix A 221(12)
Appendix B 233(6)
Index 239

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