The Human Experiment in Treatment

Doris Layton MacKenzie, Gaylene Styve Armstrong

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Abstract

This chapter highlights the role that high-quality evaluations, especially randomized experiments, and rigorous techniques of research synthesis (which include high-quality evaluations) have played in recent years in drawing attention to the importance and effectiveness of correctional treatment for offenders as well as the ineffectiveness of many popular "get tough" programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Future of Criminology
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199950430
ISBN (Print)9780199917938
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 20 2012

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Keywords

  • Correctional treatment
  • Evaluations
  • Get tough programs
  • Offenders
  • Randomized experiments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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MacKenzie, D. L., & Armstrong, G. S. (2012). The Human Experiment in Treatment. In The Future of Criminology Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917938.003.0024

The Human Experiment in Treatment. / MacKenzie, Doris Layton; Armstrong, Gaylene Styve.

The Future of Criminology. Oxford University Press, 2012.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

MacKenzie, DL & Armstrong, GS 2012, The Human Experiment in Treatment. in The Future of Criminology. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917938.003.0024
MacKenzie DL, Armstrong GS. The Human Experiment in Treatment. In The Future of Criminology. Oxford University Press. 2012 https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917938.003.0024
MacKenzie, Doris Layton ; Armstrong, Gaylene Styve. / The Human Experiment in Treatment. The Future of Criminology. Oxford University Press, 2012.
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