Abstract

The current study extended earlier findings about the RealVictory program by using a larger sample and by examining Victory Seeker phone use in more detail. Using a sample of 144 juveniles, it was found that as the number of calls answered increased, the likelihood of a rearrest and the number of rearrests decreased slightly but the differences were not statistically significant. However, as the number of calls increased, the likelihood of a felony rearrest decreased significantly and the total number of felony arrests decreased significantly. These findings suggest that Victory Seeker may be a useful tool to reinforce and provide follow-up after treatment.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Sociology

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Date Submitted

2015-02-01

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd7217

Keywords

recidivism, cognitive-behavioral therapy, crime desistance, mobile phones

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Sociology Commons

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