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The Human Experiment in Treatment

Doris Layton MacKenzie and Gaylene Styve Armstrong

in The Future of Criminology

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199917938
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950430 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917938.003.0024
The Human Experiment in Treatment

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This chapter highlights the role that high-quality evaluations, especially randomized experiments, and rigorous techniques of research synthesis (which include high-quality evaluations) have played in recent years in drawing attention to the importance and effectiveness of correctional treatment for offenders as well as the ineffectiveness of many popular “get tough” programs.

Keywords: evaluations; randomized experiments; correctional treatment; offenders; get tough programs

Chapter.  3076 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law

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