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White, Howard (2017) The effects of sentencing policy on re-offending: a summary of evidence from 12 Campbell systematic reviews. Campbell policy brief , (4) , 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
Article
Publication Type
International, Open Access, Review, Article
Drug Type
Substances (not alcohol/tobacco)
Intervention Type
General / Comprehensive, Treatment method, Harm reduction, Crime prevention, Psychosocial treatment method
Date
November 2017
Pages
4 p.
Page Range
4 p.
Publisher
The Campbell Collaboration
Place of Publication
London
Number
4
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