The Human Experiment in Treatment

Doris Layton MacKenzie, Gaylene Styve Armstrong

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter highlights the role that high-quality evaluations, especially randomized experiments, and rigorous techniques of research synthesis (which include high-quality evaluations) have played in recent years in drawing attention to the importance and effectiveness of correctional treatment for offenders as well as the ineffectiveness of many popular "get tough" programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Future of Criminology
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199950430
ISBN (Print)9780199917938
StatePublished - Sep 20 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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