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|Title:||Cognitive Skills Programs for Female Offenders in The Community : Effect on reconviction|
|Authors:||Hatcher, Ruth M.|
Palmer, Emma J.
Hollin, Clive R.
|Publisher:||SAGE Publications for International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology|
|Citation:||Criminal Justice and Behavior, 2015, 42 (4), pp. 345-360|
|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.|
|Rights:||Copyright © 2015, SAGE Publications for International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles, School of Psychology|
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