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Intensive Supervision Program in New Jersey, 1983-1986

Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction data, and survey data
  • Pearson, Frank S.
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice
Free Keywords
alternatives to institutionalization; community service programs; correctional facilities; felons; offender profiles; program evaluation; recidivism rates; sentencing
  • Abstract

    These data evaluate the New Jersey Intensive Supervision Program (ISP), a program implemented by the New Jersey Department of Corrections in 1983-1986. The central premise of ISP is that certain felony offenders sentenced to prison can be resentenced to a program of intensive supervision in which they are successfully supervised in the community. The data collection evaluates the impact of ISP on recidivism rates, prison space availability, and cost effectiveness and also assesses the opinions of criminal justice professionals toward the program. In the first file data collected on four types of sentenced felons include education, psychological condition, financial status, substance abuse, prior and follow-up criminal records, earning and payment records, sentence and correctional histories, and case characteristics including sentences, offenses, and other dispositions. The second file presents data on type of criminal justice professional interviewed, opinion scale scores on aspects of ISP, and suggestions for ISP.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Felons
    • DS2: Survey
Temporal Coverage
  • 1983 / 1986
    Time period: 1983--1986
  • 1984 / 1986
    Collection date: 1984--1986
Geographic Coverage
  • New Jersey
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All sentenced felons in New Jersey from 1983 to 1985, and criminal justice professionals in New Jersey.
A computer program for random sampling was used to select both ISP experimental groups and members of the comparison/control group. A purposive sampling of criminal justice professionals was used to select persons who had knowledge of the ISP program.
2006-01-18 File CB9291.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (83-IJ-CX-K027).
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9291 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Welsh, Brandon C., Farrington, David P.. Correctional intervention programs and cost-benefit analysis. Criminal Justice and Behavior.27, (1), 115-133.2000.
    • ID: 10.1177/0093854800027001007 (DOI)
  • Tonry, Michael, Lynch, Mary. Intermediate Sanctions. Crime and Justice: A Review of Research.Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. 1996.
  • Pearson, Frank S., Harper, Alice G.. Contingent intermediate sentences: New Jersey's Intensive Supervision Program. Crime and Delinquency.36, (1), 75-86.1990.
    • ID: 10.1177/0011128790036001006 (DOI)
  • Pearson, Frank S.. Evaluation of New Jersey's intensive supervision program. Crime and Delinquency.34, (4), 437-448.1988.
    • ID: 10.1177/0011128788034004005 (DOI)
  • Pearson, Frank S.. Research on New Jersey's Intensive Supervision Program, Final Report. NCJ 108926, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. 1987.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Pearson, Frank S.. Taking quality into account -- assessing the benefits and costs of New Jersey's intensive supervision program. Intermediate Punishments: Intensive Supervision, Home Confinement, and Electronic Surveillance.Monsey, NY: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press. 1987.
  • Pearson, Frank S., Bibel, Daniel B.. New Jersey's Intensive Supervision Program: What is it like? How is it working?. Federal Probation.50, (2), 25-31.1986.
  • Pearson, Frank S.. New Jersey's Intensive Supervision Program: A progress report. Crime and Delinquency.31, (3), 393-410.1985.
    • ID: 10.1177/0011128785031003005 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Pearson, Frank S. (1990): Intensive Supervision Program in New Jersey, 1983-1986. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.