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Effects of Correctional-based Programs for Female Inmates

Title: Effects of Correctional-based Programs for Female Inmates: A Systematic Review.
Name(s): Tripodi, Stephen, author
Bledsoe, Sarah, author
Kim, Johnny S., author
Bender, Kimberly, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2009
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Objective: To examine the effectiveness of interventions for incarcerated women. Method: The researchers use a two-model system: the risk-reduction model for studies analyzing interventions to reduce recidivism rates, and the enhancement model for studies that target psychological and physical well-being. Results: Incarcerated women who participate in substance abuse interventions appear less likely to reoffend than those who do not participate. Enhancement model studies report mixed results. Overall, psychological-oriented interventions and substance abuse programs improve mental health symptoms and substance use among participants as compared to control or comparison groups. Results for HIV prevention programs are ambiguous, and parenting skill programs show no significant effect. Conclusion: Results highlight interventions that appear useful with female inmates. More rigorous research is needed to address many of these evidence-based interventions.
Identifier: FSU_migr_csw_faculty_publications-0015 (IID), 10.1177/1049731509352337 (DOI)
Keywords: corrections, systematic review, inmates, women
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Citation: Tripodi, S. J., Bledsoe, S. E., Kim, J. S., & Bender, K. (2011). Effects of correctional-based programs for female inmates: A systematic review. Research on Social Work Practice, 21, 15-31.
Subject(s): Social sciences
Social service
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: College of Social Work Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Research on Social Work Practice.
Issue: 1, 21

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