U.S. Department of Justice

Evidence-Based Practice to Reduce Recidivism: Implications for State Judiciaries

Publication year: 2007 | Cataloged on: Mar. 19, 2009
Thumbnail preview ANNOTATION: The reduction of recidivism by state judiciaries utilizing six principles of evidence-based practice (EBP) is explained. Seven sections follow an executive summary: introduction; current state sentencing policies and their consequences; drug courts -- the state judiciary's successful experiment with EBP; the principles of EBP; local sentencing and corrections policy reforms; state sentencing and corrections policy reforms; and conclusion. "[C]arefully targeted rehabilitation and treatment programs can reduce offender recidivism by conservative estimates of 10-20%" (p. 72).
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