Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion in San Francisco: Clientele Differences between Diversion Tactics
by Bueno, Elijah Peter, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2019, 49; 22617485
Abstract (Summary)

Recent jail overcrowding has led policymakers to consider alternative approaches to dealing with low-level offenders. In this vein, the State of California funded a two-site pilot of the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program – a police-initiated pre-booking diversion program for low-level drug offenders and prostitutes. LEAD uses two types of diversion: 1) social contact - an officer goes out of their way to divert an individual they believe would benefit from the program; and, 2) pre-booking – an officer, instead of making an arrest, diverts the individual into the program. The current study assesses the differences between social contact and pre-arrest referrals in San Francisco. Preliminary results indicate some important clientele differences between the two types of referrals. The impact of these differences on LEAD implementation and outcomes will be discussed.

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Advisor: Malm, Aili
Commitee: Perrone, Dina, Vogel, Brenda
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Criminology, Criminal Justice and Emergency Management, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 81/4(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Criminology
Publication Number: 22617485
ISBN: 9781687934109
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