Does Volunteering for Treatment Affect Recidivism?

Last Updated on July 15th, 2022 at 12:32 pm
Originally Published on January 14th, 2022 at 04:46 pm
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A study devoted to evaluating outcomes of recidivism of offenders who volunteer for treatment versus those that don’t and comparing them to Static-99 scores.


There are several camps when it comes to discussing treatment for individuals who have committed a sex crime.  Some research has suggested that treatment reduces recidivism.  This research is not without criticism, including the hypothesis that those who volunteer for treatment while in prison are different from those individuals who do not, and this skews the data.  In order to address this concern

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