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NCJ Number: 185804 Find in a Library
Title: Compendium on "What Works" in Offender Programming
Journal: Forum on Corrections Research  Volume:12  Issue:2  Dated:May 2000  Pages:3-4
Author(s): Larry Motiuk; Ralph C. Serin
Date Published: May 2000
Page Count: 2
Document: HTML|PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: This article provides the background and framework for the "Compendium on 'What Works' in Offender Programming".
Abstract: Volume I of the Compendium consists of three parts. Part 1 introduces the initiative and purpose of the Compendium, outlines various definitions of correctional programs, summarizes a contribution that situates correctional programs within the context of criminal justice sanctions, and presents articles on treatment responsivity and treatment resistance. Part 2 provides up-to-date overviews of the treatment literature for specific program areas. Part 3 provides evaluation guidelines for criminal justice policymakers, correctional administrators and program staff. In Volume II, Part 4 presents the results of a survey of jurisdictions regarding their correctional programs. The survey incorporated program descriptions; development and evaluation; assessments of treatment need; and outcome and/or financial data. Part 5 invited the same jurisdictions to submit specific programs that they wished to highlight as a best practice. Notes
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Canada; Corrections in foreign countries; Cost effectiveness analysis; Literature reviews; Policy; Program evaluation; Surveys; Treatment effectiveness; Treatment techniques
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