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Edward Eldefonso

Bio: Edward Eldefonso is an academic researcher. The author has contributed to research in topics: Law enforcement & Public law. The author has an hindex of 4, co-authored 11 publications receiving 53 citations.

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01 Jan 1976
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15 citations

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01 Jan 1973

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TL;DR: Results indicated that the policy resulted in a dramatic increase in police-laid charges, and a shift from the Family to the Criminal Division of Provincial Court, and police officers' attitudes about the policy were more negative than the actual positive changes that they helped to produce.
Abstract: The present study addressed the impact of an urban police force laying criminal charges in cases of wife abuse. Follow-up data from battered women and from police officers were collected to identify the long-term consequences of this police policy that began in 1981, including any negative or unintended side effects. Results indicated that the policy resulted in a dramatic increase in police-laid charges (2500%), and a shift from the Family to the Criminal Division of Provincial Court. Based on interview data, victims did not decrease their requests for police service (a feared side effect) and reported a significantly higher level of satisfaction with police service in this area. A significant reduction in police calls and victim-reported violence was associated with police intervention, especially when charges were laid. Paradoxically, police officers' attitudes about the policy were more negative than the actual positive changes that they helped to produce. Considerations for future research and professional training are outlined.

97 citations

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Jeffrey Fagan1
TL;DR: The Violent Juvenile Offender (VJO) Program as discussed by the authors was an experiment to test correctional interventions for chronically violent juvenile offenders in four sites tested an intervention model with four central elements: reintegration, case management, social learning processes, and a phased program of reentry from secure facilities to intensive supervision in the community.
Abstract: Violent juvenile crime has become the focus of policy debates on the philosophy of juvenile justice systems and the efficacy of rehabilitation. The Violent Juvenile Offender (VJO) Program was an experiment to test correctional interventions for chronically violent juvenile offenders. Programs in four sites tested an intervention model with four central elements: reintegration, case management, social learning processes, and a phased program of reentry from secure facilities to intensive supervision in the community. Recidivism and social outcomes of participants were compared with those of youths randomly assigned to mainstream juvenile corrections programs. Implementation of the experimental intervention varied by site; results suggest that treatment should be measured as a vector with several dimensions. Failure rates and arrest rates by time at risk for VJO youths were lower than those for control youths in two sites with strong implementation. Reintegration and transition strategies should be the focu...

79 citations

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TL;DR: The authors reviewed 18 criminal justice and 13 policing texts published since 2000 to explore the amount of coverage these texts give to the relationship between slavery, slave patrols, and the early American criminal justice system.
Abstract: The authors reviewed 18 criminal justice and 13 policing texts published since 2000 to explore the amount of coverage these texts give to the relationship between slavery, slave patrols, and the early American criminal justice system. To provide a basis for comparison, 14 introductory texts published in the 1970s were also reviewed. We found coverage of topics related to slavery to be nearly nonexistent in the 1970s texts and to be perfunctory in the majority of the current texts. We argue that given slavery’s importance to American history, introduction to criminal justice and policing texts should be more comprehensive in their discussions regarding how this peculiar institution shaped American criminal justice and law enforcement.

75 citations

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TL;DR: The authors examined the relative effectiveness of twelve different juvenile court dispositions on eliminating recidivism among 2,038 juvenile offenders from four Illinois jurisdictions and found that an emphasis on community treatment should not be abandoned for a focus on proportionality and punishment.
Abstract: Conflicting results from research examining the effects of delinquent sentencing on recidivism have caused debate over what direction the juvenile court should take in treating delinquents. Correcting for several methodological problems of past research, this study examines the relative effectiveness of twelve different juvenile court dispositions on eliminating recidivism among 2,038 juvenile offenders from four Illinois jurisdictions. Results support the idea that an emphasis on community treatment should not be abandoned for an emphasis on proportionality and punishment, and that sentences of detention should be limited to relatively short terms to reduce probabilities of recidivism.

53 citations