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

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023358
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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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Publication Year: 
2007
Length: 
77 pages
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National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC)