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NCJ Number: NCJ 246383     Find in a Library
Title: Evidence-Based Strategies for Working with Offenders
  Document URL: PDF 
Author(s): Michael Rempel
Corporate Author: Center for Court Innovation
United States of America
Date Published: 04/2014
Page Count: 6
  Annotation: This publication examines strategies for working with offenders.
Abstract: This publication summarizes a growing body of research about evidence-based strategies in five areas for reducing recidivism among criminal offenders: 1) assessment which uses validated screening and assessment tools to determine offender risk and needs; 2) treatment that applies risk-need-responsivity (RNR) principles when matching offenders to interventions; 3) deterrence which imposes certain and consistent consequences in response to noncompliance; 4) procedural justice which establishes fair and consistent procedures and treats offenders respectfully, and 5) collaboration which obtains the buy-in and participation of multiple criminal justice agencies, including both top level officials and line staff. Findings from academic and program evaluation literature in the fields of psychology, criminal justice, sociology, and public policy suggest that evidence-based interventions, which effectively combine the core principles of the five areas, can significantly reduce recidivism. 20 notes
Main Term(s): Evidence-Based Research
Index Term(s): Offenders ; Treatment offender matching ; Treatment/Therapeutic Community ; Recidivism prediction ; Treatment techniques ; Treatment intervention model ; Treatment effectiveness ; BJA grant-related documents ; Evidence-Based Programs
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2011-DC-BX-K002
Sale Source: Center for Court Innovation
520 Eighth Avenue, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10018
United States of America
Type: Report (Summary)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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