Doris Layton MacKenzie is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland. She earned her masters and doctorate in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University and was awarded a Visiting Scientist position at the National Institute of Justice, US Department of Justice. In this capacity, she provided expertise to Federal, State and Local jurisdictions on correctional boot camps, correctional policy, intermediate sanctions, research methodology, experimental design, statistical analyses, and evaluation techniques. As an expert in criminal justice, Dr MacKenzie has consulted with State and Local jurisdictions, and has testified before US Senate and House Committees. Dr MacKenzie has recently completed an edited book on correctional boot camps. Currently, she is a Co-Director of the International Prison Project and has been invited to present her work at the United Nations as well as in cities worldwide.
Through her extensive research, in this 2006 book MacKenzie provides an intensive review of correctional interventions and programs.
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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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