A program analysis of Esuba: Helping turn abuse around for inmates

Laura E. Bedard, Kerensa N. Pate, Dominique E. Roe-Sepowitz

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This investigation is an empirical evaluation of Esuba, an abuse awareness program implemented in the Florida correctional system. Research has indicated a link between violent and abusive behavior and criminal activity. This study specifically addressed whether the Esuba program had an impact on offenders self-esteem, stability of self, faith in people, and sensitivity to criticism as measured by the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale. The results from the application of the Esuba program to an incarcerated offender population are encouraging. The results suggest that the Esuba program does appear to significantly increase offenders' emotional self-preservation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)597-607
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Abuse
  • Correctional programs
  • Offender treatment
  • Program evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Psychology


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