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What Is the Evidence? Evidence-based policy and practice is focused on reducing offender risk, which in turn reduces new crime and improves public safety. Of the many available approaches to corrections, a few core principles stand out as proven risk reduction strategies. Though not all of the principles are supported by the same weight of evidence, each has been proven to influence positive behavior change.

This bibliography is selection of EBP citations based on questions we receive at the NIC Information Center. They are organized according to:

Introduction: In the Beginning.

Principles 1 and 3: Assess Risk and Needs and Target Interventions--Risk, Need, Responsivity (RNR), and Dosage;

Principle 2: Enhance Motivation to Change;

Principle 4: Skill Training with Directed Practice (CBT);

Principle 5: Increase Positive Reinforcement (See Incentives and Sanctions/Contingency Management);

Principle 6: Engage Ongoing Community Support;

Principles 7 & 8: Measure Relevant Processes and Practices and Measurement.

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For additional information on NIC’s EBP Resources and Evidence-Based Decision Making Initiative




Posted Mon, Apr 1 2013 8:10 AM by Susan Powell

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