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    What Works/Does Not Work in Reentry

    As Federal, state, and local governments look toward reentry programming as a means to improve outcomes for prisoners returning to the community, researchers are beginning to produce results regarding the effectiveness of these efforts. The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency has just posted an extensive review of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections' Community Orientation and Reintegration (COR) program, research done by Linda G. Smith and Denise R. Suttle of the International...
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    What Constitutes A "Good" Study, Part Deux

    The guidelines are posted! I previously wrote about Public Safety Canada's work in defining guidelines for evaluating research study quality, and the detailed guidelines are now online. While specifically addressing sexual offender treatment outcome research, parameters such as administrative control of independent variables, experimenter expectancies, sample size, attrition, and equivalence of groups should provide guidance to those assessing a much broader range of correctional research in...
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    Factoring in Treatment Dropouts

    An important issue in research on the effectiveness of correctional treatment programs is the tricky influence of non-completers on research outcomes. The Correctional Service of Canada has just posted two studies addressing dropouts: Estimating Risk of Dropout and Expulsion from Correctional Programs, and The Heterogeneity of Treatment Non-Completers . Also newly posted are two program evaluations: An Examination of the Effectiveness of the Violence Prevention Program , and The "In Search of...
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