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The Effects on Re-offending of Custodial vs. Non-custodial Sanctions: An Updated Systematic Review of the State of Knowledge

Creator:

Villettaz P. et al

Subject Keywords: Custodial sentence, Offending, Offender, Crime prevention
Catalogue: Systematic Reviews
Campbell Reviews
Type: Article
Region: International (other)
Description:

As part of a broad initiative of systematic reviews of experimental or quasiexperimental evaluations of interventions in the field of crime prevention and the treatment of offenders, our work consisted in searching through all available databases for evidence concerning the effects of custodial and non-custodial sanctions on reoffending.

For this purpose, we examined more than 3,000 abstracts, and finally 23 studies that met the minimal conditions of the Campbell Review, with only 5 studies based on a controlled or a natural experimental design. These studies allowed, all in all, 27 comparisons. Relatively few studies compare recidivism rates for offenders sentenced to jail or prison with those of offenders given some alternative to incarceration (typically probation).

Date:

02/01/2015

Rights: © The authors
Suggested citation:

Villettaz P. et al. (2015) The Effects on Re-offending of Custodial vs. Non-custodial Sanctions: An Updated Systematic Review of the State of Knowledge [Online]. Available from: http://www.thehealthwell.info/node/1084174 [Accessed: 22nd September 2017].

  

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