Understanding the role of probation: observing the effectiveness of probation as an alternative to incarceration in Larimer County, Colorado
Probation is the largest component of the United States criminal justice system, and its population has significantly grown over the past few decades. However, probation is an understudied area of criminal justice research, even though so many individuals fall under the supervision of probation. The purpose of this thesis is to observe if probation is serving its intended purpose as an alternative to incarceration, or if revocations from probation result in future jail sentences. The study uses data from Larimer County Criminal Justice Services in Larimer County, Colorado to understand how ...
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