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Researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers are concerned that recidivism rates remain high among prisoners released from custody. Prison-based programmes have been introduced amid recognition that incarceration as a standalone intervention does not work in reducing post-release recidivism. However, it is not clear what features of these programmes are evidence-based for effectiveness. The present chapter draws together findings from recent ‘systematic reviews’ of prison-based programmes. By adopting a transparent approach to study inclusion and results synthesis, systematic reviews have been influential in distilling evidence-based practice in crime and justice, as in medicine. Recent reviews were found in the following areas: substance-misuse programmes, educational and vocational programmes, cognitive-behavioural treatment for general violence and aggression, and programmes for reducing sexual recidivism. The pattern of results, within and between offence-specific areas, has implications for modernising custodial environments and for implementing prison services.
|Title of host publication||The Routledge Companion to Rehabilitative Work in Criminal Justice|
|Editors||Pamela Ugwudike, Hannah Graham, Fergus McNeill, Peter Raynor, Faye Taxman, Chris Trotter|
|Number of pages||14|
|ISBN (Print)||9781138102057, 9781138103320|
|Publication status||Published - 12 Sep 2019|
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International Academy of Law and Mental Health
Dominic Pearson (Presented paper)23 Jul 2019
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