Exploring the Impact of Social Support Satisfaction on Probation Extension in Hispanic Individuals
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By Miranda Martin, Criminal Justice; Amber Petkus, University of Cincinnati; Ebony Ruhland, Univerity of Cincinnati
Advisor: Ebony Ruhland
Presentation ID: 2
Abstract: Research has shown that social support, particularly the quality of social bonds, is a protective factor against criminality (Chouhy et al., 2020) It is possible that social support may also reduce the risk for technical violations of community supervision for people serving a sentence of probation. The current study examines the relationship between an individual's level of familial and social support and the likelihood of receiving a probation extension, which is indicative that noncompliance or a new crime has occurred. Scores on the Texas Risk Assessment System (TRAS)'s third domain, Family and Social Support will be used to measure an individual's familial and social support. TRAS and probation extension data were extracted from a sample collected by a probation office in a mid-sized county in Texas. Implications for practice and future research directions will also be discussed.