SAGE Journal Articles

Access to full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected to support and expand on the concepts presented in each chapter. Journal articles can act as an ideal resource to help support your assignments and studies.

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Food for Thought Article

Article 1: Alarid, L. F., & Schloss, C. S. (2009). Attorney views on the use of private agencies for probation supervision and treatmentInternational Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology53(3), 278-291. DOI: 10.1177/0306624X08316510

Article 2: Stickels, J. (2007). A study of probation revocations for technical violations in Hays County, Texas, USA. Probation Journal 54(1) 52-61. DOI: 10.1177/0264550507073328

  1. What were the results from the increase of revocations based on technical violations in Texas between 1993 and 2000?
  2. In 2002 what percent of revocations were for technical violations? Do you think that probationers should have their probation revoked and sent to prison without a new criminal violation?
  3. What are the difficulties that criminal justice officials have adhering to a stated policy of using a continuum of sanctions for technical violations.

Article 3: Waldron, J.A., and Angelino, H. R., (1997). Shock Probation: a natural experiment on the effect of a short period of incarceration. The Prison Journal 57(1) 45-52. DOI: 10.1177/003288557705700107

  1. What are the results of the study? Do you agree with the findings?
  2. The author suggests that a felon is just as likely to reoffend after spending 8 months incarcerated as he is after 1 month incarcerated. If your focus is rehabilitation, what should be done? If your focus is retribution what should be done?
  3. What does the study report about recidivism estimates?