The purpose of this study is to determine if there was an appreciable difference in the success of Alternative Incarceration Center (Smith County, Texas) participants when on regular probation comparative to probationers who did not participate in the AIC program. The study uses quantitative and qualitative data obtained through self-report surveys and personal interviews. The results do not reveal statistically significant differences in the success rates of the AIC and non-AIC probationers; however, quantitative and qualitative data provided valuable insights about the intensive supervision model of the AIC from the probationer’s and probation officer’s points of view. Further study with larger samples may be better able to validate such findings.
Date of publication
Tumlinson, Anna, "A Study of Smith County Alternative Incarceration Center Participants" (2013). Criminal Justice Theses. Paper 1.