Factors that influence adult recidivism: An exploratory study in Pollsmoor prison
- "A TASTE OF THE BARS?" Parisi, Nicolette // Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology;Fall1981, Vol. 72 Issue 3, p1109
This article examines the novelty of the incarceration experience and the impact of a short incarceration period prior to probation. Research on the relationship between a "taste of the bars" and recividism requires that regular probationers be compared with those granted shock probation, placed...
- transition program. Jordan II, Danny L. // American Jails;Jul/Aug2008, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p77
The article offers information on the transition program for law offenders in the U.S. The program, a short-term residential one, would offer transgressors access to a combination of interventions and services based upon evidence-based principles. The design of the program is such in order to...
- DRUG TREATMENT: THE WILLARD OPTION. Williams, Melvin L. // Corrections Today;Apr2004, Vol. 66 Issue 2, p106
Evaluates the efficiency of the Willard drug treatment program for offenders in Willard, New York. Goals and objectives of the program; Characteristics of the disease model of recovery; Application of the shock model in the motivation of parolees.
- ICCA Policy Position on Responding to Offenders With Substance Use Disorders. // Journal of Community Corrections;Spring2012, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p9
The article focuses on the treatment of offenders under the corrections system. It states that the International Community Corrections Association (ICCA) has issued various effective treatment programs for helping the offenders in reducing their drug and alcohol abuse and in increasing...
- Editorial on Being Beholden to other Professions. Cautilli, Joseph; Weinberg, Michael // Behavior Analyst Today;Apr2007, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p111
Behavior analysis continues to struggle with professional recognition. This occurs contrary to the mounting research evidence that shows behavior analysis to be the treatment of choice for a variety of problems. One population in particular that behavior analytic studies have shown success with...
- Developing an empirical classification of violent offences for use in the prediction of recidivism in England and Wales. Howard, Philip; Dixon, Louise // Journal of Aggression, Conflict & Peace Research;Jul2011, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p141
Purpose - The classification of criminal acts as violent or nonviolent should be a keystone of actuarial predictors of violent recidivism, as it affects their outcome measure and scoring of criminal history, thus influencing many decisions about sentencing, release and treatment allocation....
- Psychological interventions for treatment of adult sex offenders. Brooks-Gordon, Belinda; Bilby, Charlotte // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);7/1/2006, Vol. 333 Issue 7557, p5
The article examines the effectiveness of psychological intervention in the treatment of adult sex offenders. It focused on research with 557 male sex offenders. Results found that while psychological intervention often reduced reoffending rates it did not seem capable of providing a cure for...
- Government proposes to cut length of spent convictions. // Employers Law;Mar2012, p4
The article reports on new government proposals in Great Britain as of March 2012 which could reduce the time after which criminal convictions are considered spent and do not have to be declared, to support people with criminal records in finding employment and reduce the level of re-offending.
- TEXAS DEBATES THE WORTH OF ITS PIONEERING PRISON SYSTEM. // Corrections Forum;Jul/Aug2010, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p14
The article reports on the Texas government's consideration of eliminating a jail scheme established in 1993 in which non-violent and first time offenders are housed in separate lockups with treatment and rehabilitation programs to reduce their recidivism risk.