American Journal of Criminal Justice

, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp 14–24 | Cite as

Community based correctional psychodrama: A seven year follow-up

  • Reed Adams
  • Harry Allen
  • Harold Veeter


Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory Group Control Group Prior Record Prior Arrest Supervision Status 
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    An earlier draft of this paper was presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Association of Criminal Justice Educators in Columbia, South Carolina, October, 1975. This paper was supported in part by a National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Grant #N 1-70-030-G48 and the National Science Foundation Grant #GJ 367. Such support does not necessarily indicate the concurrence of these agencies with the statements contained herein. We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of John Bindl, Jack Bowman, William Hemple, George Howard, James Pace, James H. Panton, Fred Petersen, Herbert Vogt, and William Webb.Google Scholar
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    These figures have been crudely estimated from Friesen (1969). Figure P (page 68) gives 30.9% of the probationers received for supervision during 1967 by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia as being equal to or less than 24 years of age. The mean percentage of thefirst*#@ parolees (Figure C, page 105) and thefirst mandatory releases (Figure D16, page 123) who are no more than 24 years of age is 21.6%. Appendix Table E2 (page 150)lists 681 probationers and 442 paroleesunder supervision as of June, 1967. The estimate in this paper is made by taking 30.9% of probationers and 21.6% of parolees under supervision as of June, 1967, as constituting the number of subjects in the population less than 25 years of age.Google Scholar
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    At the time of this research, the Psychodramatist (Adams) held an M.A. degree in Sociology/Criminology, a Certificate in Psychodrama from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital’s internship program in Group Therapy and Psychodrama, and had six years of psychiatrically supervised experience in individual and group treatment of offenders. Neither the therapist nor his supervisors felt his clinical skills were biased towards one form of treatment.Google Scholar
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    The Pd4B scale is designed to measure “social alienation”. The Mal scale is designed to measure “amorality”. The L & O scale is designed to measure “attitude toward law and order”.Google Scholar
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    The Ma scale is designed to measure “expansiveness, egotism and irritability”.Google Scholar
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    The subject who died is included in the analysis of theMMP1 scales, and several subjects who missed the post testing are excluded.Google Scholar

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  • Reed Adams
  • Harry Allen
  • Harold Veeter

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