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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Cheliotis on the Effectiveness of Home and Work Release

Cheliotis leonidas Leonidas K. Cheliotis (Queen Mary University of London, School of Law) has posted Reconsidering the Effectiveness of Temporary Release: A Systematic Review on SSRN. Here is the abstract:

This article offers a systematic review of the ‘what works’ literature on temporary release, particularly as concerns home leave and work release programs. Against the ‘nothing works’ proposition, the findings suggest that both home leave and work release schemes can be effective in reducing recidivism rates, while work release may also enhance post-release employment prospects. The final section discusses the directions future evaluative research should take, with special reference to the need for drawing the link between the procedural and outcome dimensions of temporary release.

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