The Importance of Appropriate Allocation to Offending Behavior Programs

Palmer, Emma, McGuire, James, Hatcher, Ruth, Hounsome, Juliet C., Bilby, Charlotte and Hollin, Clive (2007) The Importance of Appropriate Allocation to Offending Behavior Programs. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 52 (2). pp. 206-221. ISSN 0306-624X

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This study examined the impact on reconviction of appropriate allocation to three general offending behavior programs involving adult male offenders in the English and Welsh Probation Service. Appropriate allocation was defined by level of risk for reconviction. There were three allocation groups: too low, appropriate, and too high. Using a quasi-experimental design, the reconviction rates of offenders who were allocated to and completed a program, offenders allocated to a program who failed to start, and a comparison group were compared. It was found that the appropriateness of allocation affected reconviction independently of treatment group. Furthermore, in line with the risk principle, there was an interaction between treatment group and the appropriateness of allocation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: programs, appropriate allocation, reconviction, community
Subjects: L300 Sociology
L500 Social Work
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Ellen Cole
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2012 11:43
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 22:18

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