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.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Sociology
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Rutkowski, Michael, "An Examination of Victory Seeker Use and Recidivism" (2015). Theses and Dissertations. 5580.
recidivism, cognitive-behavioral therapy, crime desistance, mobile phones