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White, Howard [Campbell Systematic Reviews] . (2017) The effects of sentencing policy on re-offending: a summary of evidence from 12 Campbell systematic reviews. Campbell Collaboration. 4 p.

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Prison populations are growing around the world. However, custodial sentences do not reduce recidivism by any more than non-custodial approaches, which are cheaper and have fewer consequences for offenders’ families. Diverting offenders before they enter the system is likely to produce less offending. Harsh prison regimes such as boot camps are not effective. Evidence also shows that programmes focused on specific issues such as drug use and sex offenders reduce recidivism.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Review
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD disorder treatment method, AOD disorder harm reduction, Crime prevention, Psychosocial treatment method
Source:Campbell Systematic Reviews
Date:December 2017
Pages:4 p.
Publisher:Campbell Collaboration
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Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Prison-based health service
MM-MO Crime and law > Criminal penalty
MM-MO Crime and law > Law enforcement and the justice system
MM-MO Crime and law > Justice system > Correctional system and facility > Prison
T Demographic characteristics > Prison Inmate (prisoner)
VA Geographic area > International aspects

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