Treatment Dosage and the Risk Principle: A Refinement and Extension
evidence-based corrections, risk principle, treatment dosage
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation
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.
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Makarios, Matthew; Sperber, Kimberly Gentry; and Latessa, Edward J., "Treatment Dosage and the Risk Principle: A Refinement and Extension" (2014). Faculty Publications. 1476.