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    Harmon Intro to Corrections CRJ 1363 15 October 2015 Mrs. Jo Anne Daniels “Can Corrections Heal?” Reducing Recidivism and Increasing Public Safety in Virginia Written By: Scott Richeson Summary Article One In 2010, the Virginia Department of Corrections (VDOC) began thoroughly investigating its security measures, programs, human resources and their combined effort in reducing recidivism. VDOC started to look within the system, and try to make changes internally, wanting to reconstruct the entire

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    As a future therapist, I have a goal of opening a non-profit community based program focused on reducing the recidivism rate in San Diego, California, and rehabilitating nonviolent male offenders. Once these individuals are released from jail, many of them have a difficult time assimilating successfully back into society. Often, they have limited resources, job skills, housing, or money. There is a stigma associated with jail and prison. With nowhere to turn and often very few resources these individuals

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    According to this article, research has found that the disciplinary models of correctional boot camps were somewhat effective in reducing recidivism and the impact of rehabilitative model is found to be unclear at this point. According to the authors, this program model should be more effective than the traditional prison model in reducing criminals who are labeled as high risk offenders. Researchers found that boot camp, also known as military style of punishment did not reduce criminal behavior

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    will be released for reentry back into society at some point in time. The national average for recidivism is 44% (Wysochanski, 2014). To lessen the number of people reoffending and returning to prison facilities must concentrate on preparing those about to be released for reentry into the community (Carlson & Garrett, 2008). Several programs have shown success through various means in reducing recidivism. These programs include education, job training, half-way houses, and others to prepare an inmate

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    Taxman, F. S., & Pattavina, A. (2013). Simulation Strategies to Reduce Recidivism Risk Need Responsivity (RNR) Modeling for the Criminal Justice System. New York, NY: Springer New York. Currently, there is little use of evidence-based programs or best practice within correctional settings. There is some consensus that offenders’ programs do not produce expected outcomes. Valid risk and assessment tools should be used, being able to identify is an offender is open to altering their behavior. Using

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    What Works in Reducing Recidivism Essay

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    average five-year recidivism rates of 404,638 prisoners released in 2005 is 76.6% among thirty states in America (Matthew, Alexia, & Howard, 2014, p. 1). In other words, most of the released prisoners did not escape the cycle of recidivism and were sent back to the prison after time. This indicates that the present American justice system, which focuses on punishment as Benson (2003) noted, fails to rehabilitate prisoners efficiently and is far from achieving the goal of reducing crime rates (p. 46)

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    Reducing Recidivism

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    and what works in reducing recidivism from the year 1945 until 1967. Measures- The dependent variable was the outcome and effects of the programs of counseling, sentencing, psychotherapy and probation. The independent variable would be the programs of counseling, sentencing, psychotherapy and probation in order to reduce recidivism. Findings One of the studies focused on counseling which during the findings he found that counseling had either little or no effects on recidivism. If it did not help

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    to determine the barrier to employment for ex-convicts and if Ban-the-Box policy is able to do to its purpose. This article or experiment would be used to talk about the current policies to reduce recidivism and their effectiveness. 2. Council of State Governments Justice Center. Reducing Recidivism: States Deliver Results. New York. Council of State Government

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    Reducing Recidivism Education and vocational skills are mandatory in life. Education factors all aspects of life. Without a proper education one is limited to basic life rewards. Not to say that money is the only reason for an education, but it seems to be the force that drives offenders to keep offending. If one does not possess a basic education then the next best thing would be vocational training. Vocational training is an excellent way for some of the low educated

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    Recidivism is defined as the measurement of criminal actions which subsequently result in a new arrest, a conviction, or otherwise returning to prison within the time frame of three years after being previously released (http://www.nij.gov/topics/corrections/recidivism/Pages/welcome.aspx). Reducing recidivism rates would be an action which ideally would produce a situation of great good for not only the

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