Faculty Publications

Title

Treatment Dosage and the Risk Principle: A Refinement and Extension

Document Type

Article

Keywords

evidence-based corrections, risk principle, treatment dosage

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Offender Rehabilitation

Volume

53

Issue

5

First Page

334

Last Page

350

Abstract

The risk principle of effective intervention suggests that the intensity of treatment dosage should match the risk level of the individual offender. The current research uses a sample of over 900 male adults who completed a community-based correctional facility to examine how offender risk level moderates the relationship between treatment dosage and recidivism. The results suggest that 1) risk moderates the relationship between treatment dosage and recidivism, 2) the relationship between treatment dosage and recidivism is not linear, and 3) the greatest reductions in recidivism were seen in medium/high risk cases that received between 200 and 249 hours of treatment. © 2014 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2014

DOI of published version

10.1080/10509674.2014.922157

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