What Works in Corrections
Reducing the Criminal Activities of Offenders and Deliquents
By (author) Doris Layton MacKenzie
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What Works in Corrections by Doris Layton MacKenzie
Book DescriptionWhat Works in Corrections, first published in 2006, examines the impact of correctional interventions, management policies, treatment and rehabilitation programs on the recidivism of offenders and delinquents. The book reviews different strategies for reducing recidivism and describes how the evidence for effectiveness is assessed. Thousands of studies were examined in order to identify those of sufficient scientific rigor to enable conclusions to be drawn about the impact of various interventions, policies and programs on recidivism. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses were performed to further examine these results. This book assesses the relative effectiveness of rehabilitation programs (e.g., education, life skills, employment, cognitive behavioral), treatment for different types of offenders (e.g. sex offenders, batterers, juveniles), management and treatment of drug-involved offenders (e.g., drug courts, therapeutic communities, outpatient drug treatment) and punishment, control and surveillance interventions (boot camps, intensive supervision, electronic monitoring). Through her extensive research, MacKenzie illustrates which of these programs are most effective and why.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521806459
(228mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 10-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Doris Layton MacKenzie
Different Crimes, Different Criminals, Paperback (October 2006)
Focuses on the importance of incorporating both sociological and psychological viewpoints in the understanding of criminal behavior. This book identifies and explains the criminal offenders within the criminal justice system, examining the individual differences that make different types of offenders unique.
What Works in Corrections, Paperback (July 2006)
Through her extensive research, in this 2006 book MacKenzie provides an intensive review of correctional interventions and programs.
Correctional Boot Camps, Paperback (April 2004)
Correctional Boot Camps provides up-to-date assessment of the major perspectives and issues related to the state of boot camps, incorporating material on male, female, juvenile, and adult program. The book goes beyond cursory examinations of the effectiveness of boot camps, presenting an in-depth view of a greater variety of issues.
Evidence-based Crime Prevention, Hardback (March 2002)» View all books by Doris Layton MacKenzie
Reviewing more than 600 scientific evaluations of programmes intended to prevent crime, this book is an understandable source of information about what works, what does not work and what is promising in preventing crime.
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Author Biography - Doris Layton MacKenzie
Doris Layton MacKenzie is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland. She earned her masters and doctorate in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University and was awarded a Visiting Scientist position at the National Institute of Justice, US Department of Justice. In this capacity, she provided expertise to Federal, State and Local jurisdictions on correctional boot camps, correctional policy, intermediate sanctions, research methodology, experimental design, statistical analyses, and evaluation techniques. As an expert in criminal justice, Dr MacKenzie has consulted with State and Local jurisdictions, and has testified before US Senate and House Committees. Dr MacKenzie has recently completed an edited book on correctional boot camps. Currently, she is a Co-Director of the International Prison Project and has been invited to present her work at the United Nations as well as in cities worldwide.
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