Using Evidence-Based Interventions in Corrections

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Using Evidence-Based Interventions in Corrections

Dr. Edward Latessa, Ph.D, is an internationally renowned criminal justice researcher and author. In this series of short interviews recorded by the National Institute of Justice, Dr. Latessa discusses the key concepts related to the use of evidence-based practices in corrections. The segment titles include: 

• Key Principles of Reducing Recidivism

• Using Resources to Reduce Recidivism-Learning From Past Programs

• Criminal Risk Assessment.

• Research Informs Expertise

• Program Fidelity and Program Integrity

• Improving Correctional Interventions

• Correctional Practitioners as “Agents of Change”

Each segment is less than five minutes. They provide a nice introduction to the world of evidence-based practices in corrections. Click here to view the videos.

You can also view a recent Power Point presentation  by Dr. Latessa presented at the 2011 National Second Chance Act Reentry Conference.

“The Harlem Community Justice Center gratefully acknowledges the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice, for allowing us to reproduce, in part or in whole, the video above. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this video are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.”

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