Rehabilitation procedures for Minnesota offenders under probationary supervision
University of Wisconsin--Stout
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This particular study aims at identifying what is being done to rehabilitate criminal offenders. More specifically, those on probation since the majority of offenders (two-thirds) are under this form of community-based corrections. In addition, the goal of this study is to describe the rehabilitative programs that are currently in place. It is said that a good study produces more questions than answers. Therefore, once the programs have been identified evaluation can begin. Are the programs sufficient? Who is taking advantage of them? How can they be improved? If they are not being used, why? Who is taking advantage of them? Should additional programs be developed/implemented? What kinds of areas should they be in? These are all questions that can be more closely looked at when the actual programs that are in place are recognized and evaluated. The subjects used in this study were the twenty-five county probation directors of Minnesota. The names and addresses of these twenty-five men and women were obtained from Ron Fry at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, who in turn had received it from Michael MacMillan, who was director of the Wright County Court Services in Minnesota at the time. Mr. MacMillian is also a graduate of Stout. The purpose of this descriptive study was to gather data about the elements of rehabilitation programs for offenders under probationary supervision in the state of Minnesota.