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Gender-Neutral Versus Gender-Informed Approaches
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A meta-analysis published this year in Criminal Justice and Behavior supports recent research that girls and women respond well to gender-informed interventions leading to decreased involvement in the criminal justice system.

Renee Gobeil and Kelley Blanchette from Carlton University, and Lynn Stewart, consultant, used meta-analysis to look at whether gender-neutral and gender-informed interventions differ in their effectiveness. “Across all 38 effect sizes, gender-informed and gender-neutral interventions were equally effective; however, when analyses were limited to 18 effect sizes associated with studies of higher methodological quality, gender-informed interventions were significantly more likely to be associated with reductions in recidivism.” [From the abstract]


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Posted Wed, Oct 5 2016 1:37 PM by Elizabeth
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