A Meta-Analysis of Moral Reconation Therapy

@article{Ferguson2013AMO,
  title={A Meta-Analysis of Moral Reconation Therapy},
  author={Leon Myles Ferguson and J. Stephen Wormith},
  journal={International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology},
  year={2013},
  volume={57},
  pages={1076 - 1106}
}
  • L. FergusonJ. S. Wormith
  • Published 1 September 2013
  • Psychology
  • International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
This study reports on a meta-analysis of moral reconation therapy (MRT). Recipients of MRT included adult and juvenile offenders who were in custody or in the community, typically on parole or probation. The study considered criminal offending subsequent to treatment as the outcome variable. The overall effect size measured by the correlation across 33 studies and 30,259 offenders was significant (r = .16), indicating that MRT had a small but important effect on recidivism. Moderator analyses… 

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