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16-2 Assignment: Matrix Scavenger HuntNakia PorterDepartment of Criminology, Southern New Hampshire UniversityCJ 346: Prevention of CrimeDr. John G. DristiliarisOctober 9, 2022
2The Phoenix Repeat Offender Program (ROP) “involved cooperation between police andcounty prosecutors in identifying, convicting, and incarcerating offenders who were likely to becommitting crimes at very high rates.” (Abrahamse, A.F. et. al., 1991) Detectives were assignedto the ROP unit to identify repeat offenders as a target group. When these repeat offenders werearrested the detectives were notified. The detectives worked with the county prosecutors toidentify information on the offender. “After the conviction of an ROP target, an ROP detectivesignificantly influenced the writing of the resentence report used by the judge.” (Abrahamse, A.F.et. al., 1991) There were 480 offenders included in the study and they were broken into twoseparate groups. One group was the control group and the other was the experimental group.Information regarding the offenders was compared six months regarding “regarding theirdisposition outcomes including pretrial release, convictions and sentences, charge severity, andcase processing time.” (Abrahamse, A.F. et. al., 1991) The findings of the programs were that thelikelihood of the commitment to prison and the term imposed was increased, however, there wasimpact on the conviction rate. The implications for law enforcement were that officers could

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