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ERIC Number: EJ740024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0740-2708
No Longer Theory: Correctional Practices that Work
Shrum, Harvey
Journal of Correctional Education, v55 n3 p225-235 Sep 2004
Criminologists and politicians have debated the effectiveness of correctional rehabilitation programs since the mid-1970s when criminal justice scholars and policy makers throughout the United States embraced Robert Martinson's credo of "nothing works." Programs based around punishment and surveillance grew. They are being embraced even stronger today despite the fact that Martinson later admitted that he was wrong. An ample amount of research exists that suggest that there are successful programs available to reduce future criminality of not only offenders but also of potential offenders. This article presents correctional practices that effectively reduce recidivism rates and recommends two additional programs, Logo-therapy and the Intensive Journal, proven to be cost-effective in the fields of prevention and rehabilitation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A