What Works in Corrections: Reducing the Criminal Activities of Offenders and Deliquents

What Works in Corrections: Reducing the Criminal Activities of Offenders and Deliquents

by Doris Layton MacKenzie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521806453

ISBN-13: 9780521806459

Pub. Date: 02/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

What Works in Corrections, first published in 2006, examines the impact of correctional interventions, management policies, treatment and rehabilitation programs on the recidivism of offenders and delinquents. The book reviews different strategies for reducing recidivism and describes how the evidence for effectiveness is assessed. Thousands of studies were

Overview

What Works in Corrections, first published in 2006, examines the impact of correctional interventions, management policies, treatment and rehabilitation programs on the recidivism of offenders and delinquents. The book reviews different strategies for reducing recidivism and describes how the evidence for effectiveness is assessed. Thousands of studies were examined in order to identify those of sufficient scientific rigor to enable conclusions to be drawn about the impact of various interventions, policies and programs on recidivism. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses were performed to further examine these results. This book assesses the relative effectiveness of rehabilitation programs (e.g., education, life skills, employment, cognitive behavioral), treatment for different types of offenders (e.g. sex offenders, batterers, juveniles), management and treatment of drug-involved offenders (e.g., drug courts, therapeutic communities, outpatient drug treatment) and punishment, control and surveillance interventions (boot camps, intensive supervision, electronic monitoring). Through her extensive research, MacKenzie illustrates which of these programs are most effective and why.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521806459
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Criminology Series
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Strategies for Reducing Crime: 1. Strategies for reducing recidivism; 2. Assessing the evidence; 3. Incapacitation; 4. Perspectives on rehabilitation; Part II. The Effectiveness of Rehabilitation Programs: 5. Academic education and life skills training; 6. Vocational education, correctional industries and employment programs; 7. Cognitive behavioral therapy programs; Part III. Targeting Specific Types of Offenders: 8. Sex offender treatment; 9. Juveniles; 10. Domestic violence; Part IV. Management and Treatment of Substance Abusers: 11. Drug courts; 12. Outpatient and incarceration-based drug treatment; Part V. Control, Discipline and Punishment: 13. Correctional boot camps; 14. Intensive supervision and electronic monitoring; Part VI. Conclusions: 15. What works?

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