Psychologists in Treatment and Punishment of Crime

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Cauadino and Digman
Proposed several justifications; deterrence (preventing future crimes), reform (changing the individual), incapacitation (removing from society), retribution (punishment fits the crime)
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Lloyd et al
Found recidivism rates of 54%-70, so prison isn't a great deterrence
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Mackenzie and Shaw
Prisoners who went to boot camp were more positive about there time in prison compared to those in traditional prisons
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Mackenzie
Boot camps won't change behaviour unless the real causes are addressed
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Lipsey
Employment is the most effective factor in reducing recidivism rates (reduction of 37%)
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Steurer et al
Out of 3170 released American prisoners, 26% who completed an educational program had a reduction in their crimes
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Dooley
Out of 295 suicides, 17% occurred in a week and 29% in a month
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Hollin et al
Cognitive behavioural therapy lowers recidivism rates
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Cann et al
Benefits of cognitive behavioural therapy are short lived.
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Palmer et al
Those who did not complete a behavioural therapy treatment had a higher conviction rate
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Bassett and Blanchard
effectiveness of the token economy is removed when staff misused the system
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Garrido and Morals
For more serious crimes, people are more likely to re-offend for behavioural therapy than cognitive therapy
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