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NCJ Number: NCJ 242471     Find in a Library
Title: What Works in the Netherlands and What Doesn't?
Author(s): B.S.J. Wartna ; D.L. Alberda ; S. Verweij
Date Published: 2013
Page Count: 196
  Annotation: This report presents the results of a meta-analysis of Dutch recidivism research into the effects of criminal justice interventions.
Abstract: This report, produced by the Dutch Ministry of Justice’s Research and Documentation Center, presents the result of a meta-analysis of the comparative impact studies examining the effects of criminal justice interventions on recidivism rates. The analysis found that interventions targeted at adults were more successful at reducing recidivism in the Netherlands than programs designed for other age groups. In addition, it was found that interventions based on treatment and/or support was more successful than those based on repression. The analysis also found that while the interventions and the context in which they were implemented could be evaluated on an overall level, the meta-analysis format was too general a format to allow for the subtle mechanisms of the programs to be properly evaluated. This meta-analysis examined 141 empirical studies conducted up through July 1, 2011, that explored the effects of criminal justice interventions on recidivism rates of Dutch and Flemish offenders. The primary purpose of the study was to determine whether evaluative research could effectively determine the effects of criminal justice interventions. Study limitations and implications for future research are discussed. Tables, figures, references, and appendixes
Main Term(s): Intervention
Index Term(s): Recidivism ; Crime in foreign countries ; Foreign criminal justice systems ; Foreign crime prevention ; Netherlands
Publication Number: ISBN 978-90-5931-980-6
Sale Source: Netherlands Ministerie Van Justice
Box 20301
2500 Eh the Hague, Netherlands
Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Country: Netherlands
Language: Dutch
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