Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science



First Advisor

James F. Hodgson, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

William Burger, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Kenneth B. Perkins, Ph.D.


There have been countless studies on criminals, treatment and recidivism, however, there is still no simple solution. The treatment programs at Dillwyn Correctional Center were design and taught by the Correctional Institution Rehabilitation Counselors. These treatment programs were enacted in hopes of aiding the offender in leading a crime free life in the future. Theorist Sutherland and Gillin both submit that it is possible for a convict to be reformed through a process of interaction with the do-gooders of society and a regime of work and education to be reborn as a lawful individual. Therefore, the treatment programs enacted at Dillwyn Correctional Center are deemed as unsuccessful .

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