Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. Whitney Decamp
Dr. Zoann Snyder
Dr. Tim Ready
Arousal, Mozart Effect, music, Electrodermal Activity (EDA), verbal processinq
Masters Thesis-Open Access
This present study looked at a Mid-West American Juvenile Justice institution with the hope of helping to build a baseline of understanding in terms of how their diversion programming efforts are shaping out. Historically, research and funding have not been directed into diversion efforts in the same ways that re-entry efforts have seen. Studies have shown that if diversion efforts are not effective, then another cohort of youth are consigned to 50% higher recidivism rates than otherwise. The research before you was conducted to assist this institution in understanding and then changing their course of action with regards to diversion strategies. The research included 401 first time offenders who received some sort of diversion requirements from 2013. Their data was collected until 2016 giving a three year period of recidivism which is noted to be a standard among researchers in this field. The data points collected were analyzed by using logistic regressions. The results showed rates of recidivism of 54%, but when compared to the rest of the analysis, the recidivism rates are understood differently and certain successes/shortfalls are awarded throughout.
Frontiera, Anthony G., "Finding a Baseline for Accountability in Diversion Programming" (2017). Masters Theses. 2002.