Analysis of Competing Risks in the Federal Home Confinement Program

Gowen, Darren
August 2001
Journal of Offender Monitoring;Summer/Fall2001, Vol. 14 Issue 3/4, p5
The article investigates various dimensions of program failure risk in the federal home confinement programs in the U.S., especially the time dimension as it relates to the legal status of participants and program outcome. The study used a data set of 6,897 federal home confinement programs and incorporated a competing risk model designed to distinguish between more than one type of outcome failure. Results of the study provide a unique perspective from which to view the risk of placing persons in various legal categories in home confinement programs.


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