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Title: Cognitive skills programs for female offenders in the community : Effect on reconviction
Authors: Palmer, Emma J.
Hatcher, Ruth M.
McGuire, James
Hollin, Clive R.
First Published: 10-Oct-2014
Publisher: SAGE Publications for International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology
Citation: Criminal Justice and Behavior, 2014, doi: 10.1177/0093854814552099
Abstract: This article reports an evaluation of two cognitive skills programs (Enhanced Thinking Skills and Think First) with 801 women offenders serving community sentences in the English and Welsh Probation Service. A quasi-experimental design was used to compare the reconviction rates at 1-year follow-up of offenders who completed the program, offenders who started but did not complete the program, and a comparison group that were not allocated to the program. Multivariate analysis showed that the completers did not have a significantly lower rate of reconviction than the comparison group. However, the non-completers had a significantly higher rate of reconviction than the comparison group. No differences were found in reconviction between the completers group and non-completers group. The implications of the findings for interventions with women offenders are discussed.
DOI Link: 10.1177/0093854814552099
ISSN: 0093-8548
eISSN: 1552-3594
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2014, SAGE Publications. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.
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