Analysis of Supervision Skills by Juvenile Justice Workers

Summary

This research, funded by the Australian Criminology Research Council, is examining the nature and effectiveness of different styles of supervision of offenders. The research is being conducted in collaboration with the Department of Juvenile Justice in New South Wales. The study sample will include 50 juvenile justice workers and 200 juvenile justice clients (four clients for each worker). Data are being collected though observation of 200 worker/client interviews, follow up interviews with the clients and the workers and outcome data from files and police records. The study will provide information about what takes place in worker/client interviews and what works best in fostering compliance and reduced recidivism.  This research is being conducted with Chris Trotter who is the project lead.