Predicting Desistance or Persistence in the Substance-Abusing, Mentally Ill, Supervised Offender Population Using Laub and Sampson's (2001) Social Controls and Individual Factors Theory




Rodney B. Delaney, John M. Laux, Nick J. Piazza, Martin H. Ritchie, Morris Jenkins

Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling

2 APR 2014

DOI: 10.1002/j.2161-1874.2014.00020.x



This study investigated the relationship that social controls and individual factors have on the persistence rate in the substance-abusing, mentally ill, supervised offender population (N = 886). The data predicted 83% of persistence.