Mair and May

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What was the aim of the Mair and May study?
To investigate offenders' experiences of probation orders.
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Describe the sample.
1213 offenders on probation, 82% male, 18% female.
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For which percentage of the sample was this first time on probation?
50%
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What was the method?
A random sampling of the Home Office Probation Index Database.
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Where was the study conducted?
England and Wales.
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How long were the 1213 participants interviewed for, and where?
One hour, at probation offices.
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What did the questions cover?
Offender's background, offending history, drug/alcohol use in the last 12 months and previous probation experience.
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Was a pilot study conducted?
Yes, before drafting the questionnaire.
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How many participants reported that they thought probation was extremely useful?
47%
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62% reported what?
They thought the probation officer would help sort out problems.
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What did 45% of the sample think?
They thought that being on probation was keeping them out of trouble.
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What percentage believed that probation would stop them re-offending?
37%
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