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Effectiveness of Rehabilitation Programs for Adult Offenders

This meta-analysis examines controlled studies of the effects of intervention programs for adult offenders on recidivism and other outcomes. It focuses on identifying the characteristics of the most effective programs and the types of criminal offenders for which they are most effective. Analysis is also being conducted on the methodological features of the studies and their relationship to the observed outcomes. The database for this meta-analysis currently contains detailed information on the nature and outcomes of over 250 experimental and quasi-experimental studies. [Supported by NIMH Grant #MH64485]